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Choose to Focus on the Good Stuff
Make a commitment to focus on the things you like and appreciate about your friends and family members, instead of obsessing about the things that annoy or upset you. We almost always find what we look for in others and situations. When we let go of past resentments , we're able to see people with new eyes. As the saying goes, "Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die." Whatever we choose to do on Thanksgiving and whomever we choose to spend it with, if we make a conscious decision to enjoy ourselves and look for the good stuff in an authentic way, we dramatically increase our chances of having a positive and pleasurable experience.
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