Not what, but where to buy
It not so much recommending what to to buy this week but where to buy. Buy from your local small business it will make you feel so good, and it will probably make a little shop owner very happy. I know what you're thinking, that I'm only saying this because I've become a small business owner.
Well ok yes but then out of my experience just recently I can tell you that everybody who comes in and spends their money, even if it is for a few pounds brings so much excitement and joy to a little shop owner like me. Do you know what I love about being part of a small business though? It is the community, talking to people passing by and learning about their lives.....that my friends is priceless.
We move so quickly around in life, we forget to talk to people, you see I remember life before the big supermarkets, yes the old days kids. I remember when small shops were all we had but I remember the big community spirit we had between all the business's in our area. Don't forget that the money you spend at you local shop goes back into you local community so it has to be a good thing to help boost the economy.
Local business's also provide local jobs for people, the service. you get is more personal and they will also want to help if anything should go wrong. It can be better for the environment as the local shop may only be a stones throw away, a healthy walk away instead of going out miles polluting the air with our cars. It's fun as well, I know when I have been to a local shop it's been nice to chat but more so to see how creative people can be. There are some very hardworking people who just want to please you with their produce.
So go and try it, instead of thinking of the big superstores, think smaller. yes you may end up spending a bit more and it may not turn out to be as convenient but think how good it will make you feel and how it will make the shop owner feel....your few pennies is like a lottery win and I can tell you that from experience.
Thank you for letting me express that, it's not until you do something for yourself that you realise what impact it has on others. Always remember too that a lot of local charities benefit from local business's, most shops have a charity box that you can put your lose change in. When that builds up, customer after customer think how happy those charities will be too. I tell you it's a win win situation.
'Why help make big companies bigger when you can get the same thing from the little guy and actually help someone accomplish their dream?'
Trevor D. Richardson, author
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What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.