Focus on families

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As every Thanksgiving comes and goes, the day after is always crazy! People spend Thanksgiving saying what they are thankful for, but then they turn around 24 hours later and are willing to become inhumane to get the "best deals." What happened to being thankful?

Thanksgiving used to be a time to reflect what we have and to spend our time with our family. Thanksgiving is now looked at as the introduction to the Christmas shopping season. The meaning behind Thanksgiving is quickly being forgotten.

Black Friday is now creeping into Thanksgiving. If we keep up this madness, we won't have a Thanksgiving.

Instead of looking at Black Friday as a day to get all your Christmas shopping done, take the time to be with your family and spend time being thankful. It's the family that will be with you longer than anything you buy on Black Friday.

Shelby Larsen