Here are twelve resolutions that might make for a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving:
- I will not be the turkey at the table.
- I will help clean up by getting out of the way.
- I will not touch a scale and I will drop all thoughts of calories for one day.
- I will run 8 miles after dropping all thoughts of calories for one day.
- I will not talk politics.
- I will thank my spouse for staying with me one more day.
- I will not watch the news. The news will take the THANKS and the GIVING out of my day.
- I will play board games with the little people and let them win.
- I will not drop a frozen turkey into boiling oil again.
- I will eat the skin while repeating, “It’s good for me. It’s good for me.”
- I will thank everyone at my table for something good they have done in my life.
- I will be nice to the vegetarians. Their sacrifice means more turkey for me.
I will remember to thank God for everything he has done for me.
Seven years ago my nine year old granddaughter, Kialee, and I drove the back roads of Tennessee looking for things to photograph. By looking at the pictures she took you can see that Kialee has an eye for photography.
One special moment in this day stood out to me. We were reviewing the pictures Kialee had taken when I came across the following photo of the Natchez Trace Bridge.
In my book “How to live with your Kids when you have already Lost your Mind,” I identify three levels of communication that we generally use as we talk to our children.
Children have a desperate need for “Level Three” dialogue. On second thought all of us could use a good dose. Here’s what it is.
All that is good about the “Christmas Spirit” springs from the Christ child and the mission He finished here on earth. Merry Christmas from our family to yours. May God’s love and grace comfort you and bring you great joy this season and throughout the new year.