Family Thanksgiving. It’s coming. Are you ready? Here’s how you can be:
1) Be thankful.
Family. You’re all together. Take a look around. Enjoy them—the good, the bad, the ugly. Don’t forget: They are your family.
2) Take nothing personal.
Odds are something will be said to offend you or provoke you. Whether it is religion, politics, or sports. It’s coming. Pray up. Take it on the chin. Let it go.
3) Stay above the fray.
If conversations go there, stay above it. Don’t leave with regrets. It’s not worth it to prove your point. You will convince no-one. Be bigger than the moment… and the conversation.
4) Get some air.
Say your buttons get pushed. Your blood begins to boil. Pause. Slip out unnoticeably. Breathe. Pray. Get perspective. It’s all good.
5) Laugh… a lot!
Lighten up! Don’t take yourself or anyone so seriously. Laugh it off. And eat a plate of food or three. For crying out loud have some fun!
[Post updated November 20, 2018]