But as I said, maybe this uneasiness is in fact a good thing. With folks holding back on purchases, and everyone reducing their holiday spending plans, we might have more time to concentrate on the important things, like visiting with family and friends, doing some charity work, self-improvement, whatever.
I live far from my family and my wife's family, but we have a family of our own with 2 little energetic girls, and I know I will be spending as much time with them as possible. Being the owner of a retail store, I don't get much of a break over Thanksgiving, but I do treasure the time I have with them. Even though our business is very slow, I try to remember that it is in fact giving more people time to spend with their loved ones, so its not a bad thing. Its a trade-off I'll take.
(it would be nice to see SOME improvement sometime soon, though).
Happy Thanksgiving All!