My friend Garrick alerted me to this tradition started by a neighbor of his dubbed Black Bag Friday:
We declare today as Black Bag Friday, a new way to spend your day! A chance to be grateful for all that we have and get rid of all that we don’t need! It is simple..
1-be grateful for all that you have.
2-realize how much excess is surrounding us.
3-grab a black garbage bag(s).
4-shove all that overabundance in the black bag(s).
No matter if you shop black friday or boycott it, I am sure there are a few black garbage bags full of things you could do without. We are already moving on to bag 4 in our house!
Such a lovely response to the encouraged consumerism that surrounds the day following Thanksgiving. Plus, the chances of getting pepper sprayed are far lower.