In looking at random topics on FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) today, I came across this post from last November – Tips for Giving Thanks – FamilyTree DNA November 22, 2018: https://blog.familytreedna.com/familytreednas-thanksgiving-tips/.
The Dreaded Dinner
There’s a common opinion that family reunions are generally hostile. This may be the case for some families (Not for mine of course. Hi Mom!). Families differ greatly around the world. For people that were adopted or orphaned at a young age, it can mean a lot of different things. For me, it’s always evoked happiness. I have a large extended family and many members live nearby. They’ve gotten me through a lot and I define myself as an extension of them.
Connecting on a Cellular Level
Give Thanks for Those You’re With
This year, if you find yourself at an awkward Thanksgiving Dinner, it can be helpful to understand how family/friends/loved ones are all connected to you. Though you may disagree with everyone else about the current state of politics, and you feel that all is lost once the subject is breached (and your heart starts beating faster), sit back and enjoy it for what it is. Family is often about fitting into a complex puzzle, and our differences are more reason to connect even more.