Watching the Cause and Effect Play Out In America

Without getting into too many details or opinions, I thought it would be good to share that I am one of likely many people watching the cause and effect playing out in America. 

I mean in particular, how our choices really do affect us not just now but in the long run.  Our choices begin a ripple effect that when combined with others makes a great impact. 

Trying hard to not become overly discouraged by the great USA, and what it used to be and stood for. 

Truth and reality work in such ways. 

My hope is that Americans learn to be more critical thinkers than we see currently. 

Getting Points and Rewards for Purchases - And My First Nordstrom Note!

Many people take advantage of the points and rewards offered by many of the credit and debit card choices out there.  Our family is no exception.  I have found that some seem to take forever, while others don't take that long.

One new thing I am trying is to use my Nordstrom Credit card more.  It is a VISA card, to shop with anywhere including Nordstrom of course.  At any rate, I noticed that I was close to reaching the point of getting a Nordstrom note.  These are twenty dollar notes that count towards a Nordstrom purchase.  Well, I just got mine in the mail, and I am so excited! 

I have to admit, that I didn't use this card much before, but this really tempts me to keep on using this particular card!  I like the idea of being rewarded for my loyalty to a bank or company that extends a line of credit. 

In this world and current crazy US economy, I will try to be smart about all kinds of things, including making good use of my Nordstrom note. 

It may not be a big deal to many people, but it is kind of cool to me.  Sometimes it doesn't take much to make my day!  Thanks Nordstrom! I have loved Nordstrom a long time, even if I can't shop at one often.  This only helps!