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November 26, 2016
Instead of going out shopping today I stayed home and thought about how consumer spending captured our society. After all, consumer spending makes all the great things in life happen. It creates jobs that support our families and provides our government with funds for our national security and entitlements. However, do these material things count in the final analysis of our life. A friend stood in line at 6:00 A.M. to get her daughter the latest craze toy. Of course, the 6 year old was delighted but for how long? A few hours, a couple of days, a few months probably not. And so it goes with most things we buy for our loved ones as well as for ourselves.
That thrill sitting behind the wheel of our new car is great but not long, and it's just a way to get around and already is looking shabby. What thing do you have that means something to you? I have several that I still have. One is a wooden letter holder that I made in high school shop class. It's not perfect by a long shot and the two sides tilt together, but it somehow means a lot to me. One other keepsake is a clay frog that I made in grade school. It's just two lumps of clay stuck together the small one on top of the larger one. Firing those two pieces together made them forever one. While it looks nothing like a frog, the two big round eyes on top gave it character even more so since one is now missing.
So what does this all mean? Nothing much I suppose, which reminds me of a favorite song from the 1950s "Little Things Mean a Lot." The main theme of the song is you can do a lot for me but after everything is done it's the little things that mean a lot.