Of course we all know the health benefits of living a lower stress life, making the most of every day, the list of saying on coffee mugs and t-shirts goes on and on. Here’s a thought today, put down the mug, put on some presentable clothing and do something really good for yourself, get out of the house and visit your local yarn store. Need a few inspirational ideas or reasons, check out this well done article in the New York Times. On-line shopping has its place but unless we collectively get out and support local businesses our downtown commercial districts are not going to succeed. Just today on my walk I noticed yet another local business had closed and another bank is taking over their spot on Main Street. So, before another one folds, do yourself a favor, reach out, say “hi” and shop local.