If you’ve been on social media or anywhere in blogland in the last several days, you’ve heard about the #LillyForTarget drama. I don’t have anything against those who shopped the launch online or in store, although I hope you minded your manners while doing so. 🙂 Lilly Pulitzer isn’t that appealing to me so the hype didn’t really pique my interest. If Kate Spade ever launches a Target line I’m sure I’d be all over that, so no judging here!
The hype and the fallout did make me think – and when I think about something for more than a few seconds it usually ends up turning into a blog post. 🙂
1. You can do the things you put your mind to doing.
If you can get up early on the weekend, stand in the freezing cold rain for an hour and fight viciously determined women for the last sheath dress on the rack…you can get up and start laundry, put dishes away and pick up clutter again before going to bed. You can!
2. Life is not fair.
You got up early on the weekend, stood in the freezing cold rain for an hour and still didn’t leave Target with the items on your Lilly list. Life just isn’t fair. You can whine and feel cheated out of the things you feel you deserve, or you can decide to make the best of it. I saw lots of post-shopping pancake and doughnut breakfast Instagrams – when you don’t get what you want from #LillyForTarget, you go out for breakfast! 🙂 We can’t control what happens to us, but we can control how we respond to those things.
3. People are mean.
Within hours of Target’s sell-out, items just purchased in-store appeared all over eBay with incredible markups. Say what you will, that’s pretty greedy and mean in my opinion. (Yes, I know it’s a free country and they can do what they want.) The older I get, the more I realize that lots of people in the world are just mean. That’s why it’s important for us to make our homes into safe havens away from the meanness of the world.
Anyway…if you got some Lilly loot, enjoy it! If not, have a doughnut and wait for the next crazy Target scheme! 🙂