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.

Kathleen Birmingham

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