If you’re keeping up with the news, this week has been just as hectic as any before. Discussions on the U.S. election are still ongoing, difficulties in Libya are brewing, the Hurricane Eta is “visiting” Florida whilst the Philippines are hit by a typhoon leaving many to be evacuated from their homes.
As we get closer and closer to Christmas, some people are fearful for a different reason – that Christmas will now be “cancelled” due to the need to stay at home or what’s even worse, that shops are now closing their doors from the masses of people desperately trying to purchase their gifts for both people whom they like, just as well as for those whom they are obliged to buy at least a new pair of socks this winter.
As I’ve taken the time today for reflection in order to also cure my spine-induced vertigo, I’d like to ask: can’t they just go online and purchase the things they feel they need to gift?
Our daily death toll in Italy has now 2 days in row reached the over-600 statistics from April. I’m a strong supporter of helping our small local companies in this time of crisis, many of whom though have now come up with creative ways on still remaining customer-centric whilst not compromising the health of their employees.
In summary, if I can have an ask for this week – please have a look for the small store in your vicinity (may it be a bakery, a cake shop, local bookstore, cosmetics brand or even a toy store), see if their portfolio of products can be of use and try to support them whilst also shopping consciously. I for myself am happy to reduce the number of unnecessary gifts which will at least help me buy better gifts for those closer to me. And perhaps if all goes well even an extra pair of socks for my mum.
Take care everyone