You’ve got to hand it to North Texans. They’re not going to let others crater because of some nasty little bug.
Word has just arrived that people are buying gift cards from local shops and services that are fearful of suspending operations in the future. As one person put it, “I’m simply investing in their future. They don’t know what lies ahead, and I want to ease their anxiety. Once this d-mned thing is over, it’s the first place I’m going to hit.”
Not only are they helping others financially, they’re letting these shopkeepers and others know they are needed and wanted.
And while you’re in the philanthropic mood, consider buying tickets or even memberships for your favorite arts group. If you’re already a season holder or a members, you can always gift it to a friend.
So, whether it’s your favorite restaurant, your manicurist, your dog groomer or arts group, consider “investing” in their future and yours.
* Photo credit: Skeeter Hagler