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the spirit of thanksgiving . . .

family at thanksgiving


Gratitude and its expression make all the difference in the world!

However, the holidays – even the one centered around gratitude – can be an odd time of year with any of our relationships. Since too many of us are inclined not to handle well difficulties or issues during the rest of the year, attending/hosting social gatherings tend to trigger emotions that we seem to be able to ignore or suppress better during less stressful times of the year.

Perhaps this is the greatest gift of the holidays – an opportunity to address that which we’ve been ignoring/suppressing. Psychology Today has fabulous advice on reducing anxiety during the holidays in a brief article published this week, “Healing the 3 Hidden Sources of Holiday Stress.”

You may also want to check out our other electronic publications for Thanksgiving:

I hope that the pure essence of Thanksgiving is at the center of this year’s holiday for you and yours.




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About rev. dr. candi

i am a practical, judeo-christian theologian who believes that "g~d is still speaking;" so, i will never "put a period where g~d has placed a comma." ( NOTE: my posts & comments expressed on this blog reflect my personal beliefs, thoughts, opinions, etc. & not necessarily those held or expressed by any organization with which i am affiliated. ~rev. candi rev. dr. candi dugas is an ordained clergyperson in the church within a church movement (

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