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Preparing for a Sweet 2016!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The holidays are still in full swing with my family. I have two more big events before the New Year. One event I always face with fear and much contemplation. There is a family member who always puts a negative spin on things. The party has not yet begun, but for some reason, her negative comments have. I am tempted to defend myself or my actions, but no matter what I say, she manages to maintain her angry, fighting spirit. No matter what I bring for gifts, she lets me know that it is not quite enough. Often, we leave her home without being fed.
This year, I will change my approach. My gift to her will be acceptance, joy and a lovely dinner. I will enjoy the company of everyone present, and not even try to defend myself. There’s nothing better than peace in a home. After I leave, I may be criticized as usual, but I won’t join in that negative game. I’m going to be positive and sweet in 2016!

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