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John Flanagan

If you could be a fly on the wall and visit your neighbors any time of day, you would realize that many families have dysfunctional relationships. Broken marriages, difficult relatives, distrust, disappointing dreams of once good relationships turned sour: life at best is often complicated. But as you sit down for a Thanksgiving Dinner, at least in your case many of your relatives at least still speak to one another. In many situations, parents and children, brothers and sisters, relatives, and former good friends sadly no longer communicate. Even the passing of years often cannot heal, and people go to their graves without sharing a kind word to those whom they probably love, if only pride and some fractious issue hadn't destroyed something good in the past.
When you share your Thnksgiving meal, just keep things light, avoid arguments, thank God for His blessings. Keep a positive focus.

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