Cyber Monday: Call Your Mom.

Being sick this entire Thanksgiving holiday, the blog post this week became an afterthought to basic human functions like breathing and swallowing. Having recently joined the blogosphere, I didn’t want to drop the ball on my second post, so this entry will be short, and most likely not make a little bit of sense depending on how much cough medicine I have consumed.

Lying in bed this morning, huddled underneath my covers, I start going through my inbox to attack the 5 days worth of unread emails. Most of it is junk, including endless Cyber Monday deals, discounts, steals, sales, promotions and other assorted offers. I have to admit that purchasing from my blanketed perch is rather enticing— A slick keyed, guiltless pleasure that allows me the satisfaction of crossing a name off my list, while never even having to wrap or ship a box! Genius.

As wonderful and or removed as that may sound, I was grounded away from temptation by a Facebook post this morning by LimeRed Studio, a community-building design firm out of the Chicago area. I leave you with their words of wisdom.

Don’t spend your money on useless garbage. Just because it is on sale, doesn’t mean you need it. Save your time and cash for things that really matter. Call your mom.

4 Responses

  1. Meredith Saunderlin says:

    Truly, the best present a parent can receive is a call from an adult child or spending time with them!

  2. Niki says:

    I adore this post. Way to keep things in perspective, Leslie!

    And now I’m going to call my mom.

  3. Diane says:

    I think calling your mom is an excellent idea no matter when but especially during the holidays when you miss the ones you love the most! Miss and love you!

  4. Karen says:

    Love this post! And I so agree! It also reminded me of my Top Ten Ways to Succeed in College that I wrote for my nephew when he went away to his first year…every third one was “Call Your Mother!” I think he tried to abide by that one….
    And I need to call my mother now…

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