Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble gobble! Turkey Day…holidays have such high expectations to live up to…we have all of the sweet, sentimental thoughts of holidays past (conveniently forgetting all of the tensions, fighting, whining, shopping for new clothing, dealing with the kids at the table and pressure on everyone).  I watched a new show The Talk the other day where they discussed holiday experiences and how the usual fare is good food and lots of tension…enough to go around to every person except those who are completely obtuse.

I am an idealist…which can be quite a pain to me and others…not completely based in reality, they tell me…Yes, I always see the glass as half full rather than half empty…So I always want everyone to get along and have peace and harmony.  I truly don’t understand people who don’t seek peace and harmony…why wouldn’t you want calm and happy people?  Funny, when I saw the segment of the show that addressed what is really normal at holiday gatherings, I took great comfort from hearing that fighting and discord are present at most family’s holiday functions…of course…it is normal.  It’s a little like the political parties.  There are different parties because there are different belief systems.  We are all individuals; we have our own thoughts, desires and ways of being.  We will express ourselves and be in conflict with some and in agreement with others.  It is inherent to NOT agree.  That’s what it means to be an individual….to be different from others.  The real miracle in life is when you actually DO AGREE and FEEL CONNECTED to another.  So when you hear that everything was just perfect, remember that you are likely hearing that statement from an idealist…someone not completely based in reality…someone who looks at the bright side of things.attempting to find common ground…..

Have a wonderful day with your family and friends (or alone if you choose). Eat all of your favorite foods and drinks. Don’t worry about whether everything is exactly as you think it should be.  Enjoy the warmth of being with those you love (or at least LIKE) and remember that it’s okay to disagree, but it’s not really KOSHER to be disagreeable! Most of all…please remember that the day is a day to give thanks for all that we have (and I am not talking about possessions) and to be present and to appreciate the good around us.

Yum! Yum!  Happy Thanksgiving!

This is MeddlingMom…


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4 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving!”

  1. victor Says:

    I like the article. Keep up the good work Meddling Mom!

  2. andy Says:

    now your talking!! i wouldn’t change us for anything. atleast, we are not boring!!

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