I want to send out a special shout out to all my retail friends who are busy busy with Tax Free weekend. May you keep your patience and kindness towards each of your customers. Greet them with a smile, treat them like they have a million dollars to spend and send them on their way joyful to have happened upon such a wonderful spirit as yours.
I was just out in this shopping mess since we live in a neighborhood with a new shopping mall. Very convenient! When I got home, I have to admit, I was a little stressed… until I read my daily Proverb:
“Don’t fail to discipline your children. They won’t die if you spank them. Physical discipline may well save them from death.” Proverbs 13-14
Don’t do the spanking in public unless absolutely necessary, which, if the child was disciplined before it got to the spanking point, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. I know I am not the only one who has heard about 6,533 times today what is getting taken away “when we get home” or how many pairs of jeans are “going to get put back if you don’t straighten up”. My mom would have left everything, took us home and punished us right then.
So keep your heads up, retailers, it is going to be a rough weekend [you cannot spank other people's children] and remember to be kind and you will have the victory.
On a side note: I did not die from any of my punishments.