I see this over and over again, people perhaps too busy to make time - or maybe they are just making excuses. Why must you avoid what was and likely still IS the heartbeat of your community, just waiting for a "special occasion"? The answer is that we as people, as a society, are lazy - and sadly, indifferent to loss. If we aren't motivated now to go out and support what is still there we may well lose them forever, and for proof of that all you have to do is look around! So many favorites and iconic businesses and local people are gone; closed up; no longer a part of anything....and yet we put it off.
Wake up folks. They will not be here forever and YOUR actions today determine what you will see tomorrow. Think about it and if you have a better way to say this then feel free to add your thoughts in a comment below. And for all the mom and pop stores out there, the one-man show type of establishment and the people who love and value what they do....I encourage you to think about where you spend.
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