By Leo Babauta
It’s funny that two days with such opposing spirits come back-to-back in our calendars here in the U.S.: Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.
One is about being thankful for what you have, and the other is about getting more of what you don’t have. They aren’t aligned at all.
The good news is that we can use our thankfulness to overcome the urges to buy a lot of stuff — these urges being created in us by the corporations and purveyors of consumer…