Good News for Black Friday

Did you find some great bargains today? Actually, I’m shop-avoidant, so I don’t know if I’ve ever shopped on Black Friday before, but Alan sent me on an errand to Home Depot, and Brianna offered to go along…and I discovered that shopping with somebody, even on Black Friday, can be fun!

I also wanted to share a bit of good news that I heard on the radio today on a “John Tish (sp?)” show. Of 100,000 people surveyed in the U.S., 43% of married people reported being “very happy” which was 20% higher than what singles reported. They say that men profit more from marriage than women, reporting more sleep, better food, and less drinking and smoking “because they have someone looking after them who cares about them.” That made me feel happy! Beyond that, two other  things that make people feel “happy” are having jobs and regular attendance at church or synagogue services. Sounds good to me!

Then, this same fellow went on to provide 3 tips for how to get a date (in case you’re in that single group looking for somebody). #1. Ask on Wednesday, which is the day when most people are making their weekend plans. #2. Be specific about what you want to do…name of restaurant and maybe even a menu item you’ve been interested in trying (as one example of the point, which is that you create more interest when you’re vivid). #3. Go casual on the first date, because it’s less of a commitment and less intimidating. He said to save the 5-star restaurant for your first anniversary!

Thought that, just in case you’re bedraggled from your great day of shopping, you’d like to hear a little good news. Of course, the best news for me is always that God loves us: “By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me” (Psalm 42:8)