What worked….

What didn’t?  I learned in counseling, one of the important things to do after a stressful event is to acknowledge what I did well.  Too often I totally dismiss what worked.  By focusing in on what parts of my plan worked I can build on these strengths.  I also need to acknowledge what didn’t work.  No point experimenting if I don’t evaluate the results of my experiment.  Thanksgiving comes around every year about the same time.  By taking time to evaluate what worked well, making awesome brownies.  And acknowledging what didn’t go so well.  If I take a toy away from grandkids because of fighting I need to put it out in the trunk of my car.  Too much going on the kids ran under the radar.  Easier to have removed the temptation completely.  I also let go of needing to be in control of the main meal.  It is time for younger couples to step up and shine.  Let them get the applause.  Dinner was delicious.  I did many things right so the overall feeling of the day, I hit it out of the ballpark.  I will look back at this Thanksgiving as one of the best.  My choices helped to contribute to the success.  Feeling good and relieved that is over for another 12 months.

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I survived Thanksgiving.

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