Everyone Has Sh*t on Thanksgiving

Are you looking at Facebook photos of people and their happy families eating turkey that is perfectly golden brown and looks like it belongs on the cover of a magazine?

Did you wake up to a frozen turkey and then subsequently burn it while fighting with your spouse?

Or did you order Chinese take-out and curl up with a book and your cat?

Welcome to stress season. If the holidays give you agita and you can’t wait for January 2nd, you are not alone. Trust me. No matter how much someone loves to trim the tree and deck the halls, it is rarely without a few intense moments.

While there are so many wonderful aspects of the year-end, those come with a price. Dealing with relatives, coming up with money for the kids presents or the pressure to set new year goals are just some of the challenges associated with this time of year.

Here’s some Unsolicited Advice: The holidays are what you make of them. You can decide HOW you celebrate and WHO you celebrate with. There are always people who have room for one more at the table if you are feeling alone – don’t be afraid to ask. If you need some alone time and don’t want to be surrounded by people, don’t apologize. However, you may discover that the old family tradition of toasting the new year with spiked eggnog while singing show tunes is just what you need to get your spirits going. And remember this…it will all be over soon.

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