In the U.S. we’re about to celebrate on another Thanksgiving. Even if this isn’t a holiday you observe, I think it’s wonderful to have a day where people commune at a table to feast, be grateful and feel abundant surrounded by the nourishment of those we love and who love us back, and yet…
…for so many Thanksgiving unearths uncomfortable muck that doesn’t often a bother us in our daily lives like:
- Weird family dynamics and dysfunction
- Being poked and prodded about subjects you don’t want to discuss
- Guilty food indulgences
- Feeling sad missing loved ones or having people to be with
If that weren’t enough, then there’s the fun task of getting your dinner host to work with your special diet.
Can I get a holla’ from all the vegans and gluten-free folks?!
One Thanksgiving a friend called me yelling, “My brother is trying to kill me!!”
I wondered if I was going to have to come rescue her when she followed with, “I’ve told him I’m allergic to dairy and everything he made has dairy in it!”
So yeah, finding gratitude can seem hard, if not impossible. I’d like to humbly offer you some nuggets of wisdom I’ve learned, and try to practice myself, to get through those harder holidays and to create gravy boat-loads of gratitude! [Read More…]