A Divorce of Purchase and Pleasure
By Rosalyn Hoffman on December 03, 2010
Instead of getting in line to buy a toaster oven at 4AM on the day after Thanksgiving, we slept in, had a leisurely breakfast and spent the day with friends at the local museum. It was the perfect antidote to Black Friday chaos!
We talk about the value and meaning derived from simple pleasures in our book Bitches on a Budget. After all, we think this economic adjustment (we like that euphemism) has given all of us an opportunity to take stock of what really counts in life. (And it isn’t a new toaster.) So, during this frenzied holiday shopping time we want to remind you to enjoy the moment, live in the present, seek pleasure in the everyday and the simple things.
Remember, pleasure and purchase are not always synonymous*.
(*Unless we’re talking killer Clergerie over the knee boots that you find on sale.)
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