This week, those of us who live in the United States will celebrate one of our country’s most treasured holidays: Thanksgiving. Pity Party On Thanksgiving? Not A Chance!
One of the elements that makes Thanksgiving so special is the food that we eat based on the recipes that have been handed down to us through the generations. This food reminds us of past experiences of gathering with family and friends. There is something comforting and fulfilling in these types of traditions.
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When I am preparing my own Thanksgiving menu, one of the first things I do is get out my recipe file. This file holds the recipes I use year after year to cook my favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Though I often play around with the recipes each year, I always start with the same basic foundation. Like recipes, there many unique nuances to each relationship. There are also a few similar things that we can count on to make a relationship healthy.
Just like these recipes that we love, there are some experiences from our past with people we spent time with as children that can give us good information about what NOT to do. We know what ingredients will lead us feeling bloated or empty.
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