Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Thankful Heart

Life is not perfect,
even for those in this Norman-Rockwall painting. Bloom where you are planted and have a thankful heart this Thanksgiving. I promise - everything will taste better!
You might have a picture perfect Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, but it just won’t taste right unless you have a thankful heart.
Thanksgiving is the most loved holiday by most, because there is such a reduced amount of stress involved, compared to Christmas and other holidays involving gift giving and long stays.

However, for many we think of those who have large loving families, gathered in a beautiful home with a picture perfect life. The truth of the matter is – the picture perfect life is not frequently the case. It’s a fact; families love each other more than they like each other. So with that thought in mind …  Here are three tips to help you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
1. Don’t wear out your welcome. Three days is the breaking point. Set the expectation before you arrive on how long you will be staying. Never say: I’m not sure how long I will be staying. That’s a host nightmare.
2. Don’t complain about anything, and don’t move the furniture, or run the gas out of the hosts borrowed car without filling it completely up as a gesture of kindness.
3. Make sure to bring a well thought out host/hostess gift and present it the moment you arrive. Also send a thank-you note for the hospitality immediately.
I also want you to remember the saying that is goes something like this:
If you and all those you know could throw all your problems in a stack, and could then pick out anyone else’s problems, you’d always choose your own.
Life is not perfect, even for those in this Norman-Rockwall painting. Bloom where you are planted and have a thankful heart this Thanksgiving. I promise - everything will taste better! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. xoJoy

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