Putting aside the fourth Thursday of November each year so that loved ones can come together and share thanks for their blessings is, I believe, one of America’s finest traditions. Having grown up in Australia I’ve long thought it was a real shame my convict ancestors never thought to put aside a day of thanks themselves.
Of course Thanksgiving, and the holiday season it kicks off, can be a very stressful time for many people. The Martha Stewart-like images of happy families dressed in the latest holiday fashion, sitting around decadently decorated tables and feasting joyously on gourmet delights create expectations that can never measure up to reality.
If you’re like many people I know, you probably get so busy working through your endless “To Do” lists that all your hectic doing slowly hijacks who you’re being. The result: instead of feeling gratitude for all that you have, you find yourself focused on all that’s missing… whether it be someone else to host Thanksgiving dinner, relativ...Read More