The holidays are here! Grand celebrations and togetherness, generational recipes, and table time arrive alongside personal pain, heartbreak, and age-old grievances (not to mention that crazy uncle who can turn any conversation into a political debate).
Here are 5 hyper-practical tactics to help YOU flourish this Thanksgiving:
My dear friend Debbie said one sentence to me that’s changed everything.
Perhaps you are in a place, too, where you need to hear this:
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
When I was young, I used to pass along this well-worn adage to those facing tough times:
God won’t give you more than you can handle.
Oh, if I could only take those words back. If I said them to you, please forgive me. I’ve made a horrendous mistake.
Recently, I was in the Boston airport.
I watched a Delta gate agent roll out with a snack cart to the gate. (This is usually a sign something has gone terribly wrong with a flight and they’re trying to keep disgruntled flyers placated.)
Eyes perked up, then fell hard. You could hear an exhaustive sigh flood the room.
There’s a trend that’s been building for some time.
I’m wondering if you’ve noticed it, too.
We used to have some notice or warning when something was about to happen.