Black Friday: What’s behind it is what makes it special

It’s Black Friday today and a trip through almost any retail store or outlet in the region carries the proof.

Shoppers are looking for the best deal, trying to complete the lengthy to-do list and wondering how far they can stretch their charge card and family budget.

Hopefully, among the mixed bag of stress and spending, people will not forget where the real joy of this spending spree lies.

It is in the giving.

What separates this use of a holy season from a mere excuse for commercial excess is the purpose behind the purchases.

It is the giving.

There’s nothing wrong with all the cash register ringing as long as it means we are showering each other with gifts that signify love and care.