I highly encourage all of you to shop locally at a small business today and help support your fellow friends and neighbors. Some of the things that I love doing on this particular day is to visit some antique shops and pick up anything that catches my eye, stop at a local café to sip a latte for energy, and then grab something to nibble on from the farmers market. You should also consider the many individuals that have online shops through Etsy, their own websites and through word of mouth. Don't forget those caterers who are at the ready to help you entertain in the coming weeks. Shopping small and shopping locally is a very wise thing to do throughout the year, but it's especially prudent to do so during the holiday season.