Monday, November 14

Buy Nothing Day

The book of Ecclesiastes says there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Although "a time to buy and a time to refrain from buying" is not included in this list of days, it probably could be. I know at times I've been really caught up in the pressures of consumerism. While growing up I always had more than enough, and now I take "having things" for granted.
The typical motto of the University Student is "Poor Student". This has never been more true for me than this semester. I dread looking at my bank account balance! Not because there was nothing in there, but just because there was less than I wanted there to be.
So all semester I've been trying to find free things to do. I've found the days and weekends I've not used to "buying something" to fill a need, or a whim, or a bored afternoon, the most fun and memorable. So in order to support fun activities that don't involve shelling out money, or using the debit card I am participating in "Buy Nothing Day". Check out the site, it might be something you would consider doing too.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Meredith,

Buy nothing day hey? Sounds like a plan, 'cept not sure how that would work coz u will just end up buying everything u need the day before or the day after, so.... its a good idea methinks!

Neways, jst followed yr "clue" from Christian Cafe, so u should probably have my email address now ;)

Take care!

Geoff (chez_sky@yahoo.com)

*Heathluvsing* said...

hey mere,

sounds like a good idea. I am so proud of you for being frugle!

Keep in touch!

Vagabondsoul said...

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I'm going to go check out your blog now. Have a great day!

Vagabondsoul

Anonymous said...

Hey,

Thanks for the "wink" over on CC. Since I retrieved your msg after your free-time had expired (and after I received more), I am passing on a reply this way, through this method.

I'm going to go check out your blog now. Have a great day!

VBS
(vaga_bond_soul@yahoo.ca)