Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. -Cicero

Unfortunately, Thanksgiving week starts the full-court-press Christmas sales drive. I try hard to ignore all of the “black Friday” cacophony. In fact, sometimes I put my fingers in my ears (honestly) and sing lalalalala (“Mom, what are you doing?”) during commercials to avoid the horrid hoopla. It is out of control and I wish it would just go away! See? Even describing how I avoid the Christmas sales rush stresses me out. Not good…