How to Have a Low-Stress, Positive Thanksgiving
Does the thought of being with your family during Thanksgiving stress you out? Get five easy ways to de-stress and enjoy your holiday.
By Mike Robbins
Original Content | November 20, 2000
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Express Your Appreciation For Others
One of best things we can do for other people (on Thanksgiving, or at any time) is to let them know what we appreciate about them in a genuine way. Acknowledging others is a true win-win, as we always get to keep what we give away when we appreciate them (i.e. the good feelings are shared by us and those we acknowledge). There are many ways we can appreciate people on Thanksgiving, including:
- Write "I'm thankful for you" cards and give them out on Thanksgiving (or mail them beforehand).
- Pick someone at the dinner table to acknowledge, and then ask them to "pay it forward" and appreciate someone else in the group. Go around until everyone has been appreciated.
- Pull people aside on Thanksgiving (or give them a call) and let them know what you appreciate about them specifically and genuinely.
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