Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving

“If you think you’re enlightened go spend a week with your family.” Ram Dass

I love this quote because it is so true.  You do all the prep work to be enlightened, meditate, affirmations..well you get the idea and come the holidays with family time abounding we can really be put to the test.  All of our ideals seem to go out the window when a thinly veiled criticism from a family member causes us to see red and want to hurl a turkey drumstick across the table.  Best to be prepared by realizing that we are all human and although this is a time of goodwill towards men it can be a challenge with our own family.  Here is a suggestion that might help.  Prior to getting together do a brief meditation where you visualize everything going as smoothly as a Norman Rockwell painting.  Get into the feeling place of all that peace and set an intention that your family time will be drama free.