I have a big and crazy family. Several weeks ago we heard the news that my 52-year-old brother, an artist and the youngest of the siblings with six older sisters, is getting married for the first time, on Thanksgiving day. All of us are very excited about going to Pensacola, Florida to see Charlie and his girlfriend Nikki tie the knot.
While making plans for the trip, I talked to one of my sisters who told me she has been seriously depressed since the election. I knew she had been pretty caught up in the election beforehand, but like many people she has been having a harder time dealing with the outcome. Between our big family and Nikki’s I am sure that there will be people on both sides of the election issue and that has the potential to be difficult. Since our family is probably not unlike yours I know we are not the only ones to be dealing with conflicting feelings. So I decided to share my thoughts on ways we can get through the holidays with grace. [Read more…]