11/26/2010 03:49 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Happy Buy Nothing Day!

13 Posters: Buy Nothing Day. 13 Things to Do instead of "Black Friday."

Here are three things I suggest you do on Buy Nothing Day/Black Friday.

It's the biggest shopping day of the year. Nothing's wrong with shopping -- if what you're buying has meaning and purpose. So if you have to buy something, make it life-changing.

1. Rescue a pet from your local Humane Society.

2. If you are going to buy gifts, shop local.

3. And if you aren't going to buy anything, practice fundamental happiness and contentment with a loved one.

~ Waylon Lewis