I think that the “shop local” movement is also a movement to return to the idea of relationships.
When you shop locally, you recognise that something that you are doing will directly impact a specific individual.
The next time you step into a local shop, look the owner in the eye and say, “Hello!”
Most of the time, they’re very happy to just have a conversation with you. Most shopkeepers never expect every person who comes in their store to actually make a purchase. Try it. Just one time. Come back and comment on this post about your experience. I’d really love to hear it.
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