We got the free samples on Friday and liked them so much, we participated–in BND. NOV 23 was Buy Nothing Day. No traffic snarls on Goose Creek. We saw two cars go past the house and got a truckload of firewood from the edge of the pasture. No money changed hands.
However, we did think about taking in a movie while we weren’t at the mall: What Would Jesus Buy?
The Shopocalypse is upon us–Who will be $aved? From the trailer, it looks more than a little corny but its message is timely. I’m gratified to know the forces against STUFFISM are rising. Consumption of matter and energy and shopping as a hobby has reached toxic levels (for the planet and in our homes) and WWJB is part of the growing backlash. Bring it on.
BTW, it’s not too late to get your own free samples of NOTHING. You might just find it gives you greater peace and satisfaction than any SOMETHING you ever bought without knowing exactly why and then barely being able to afford it. You might even plan on modifying your shopping list downward for Giftmas this year!