How to have a Peaceful Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving can be a fun time with family and friends, but it can also be a stressful time when you bring together so many people. Keeping the peace is important, especially when Thanksgiving and other holidays are times where you create fun memories to look back on. In this week’s Cypress River Blog, we’ve got a few suggestions on how you can have a peaceful Thanksgiving this November!
Avoid Controversial Topics
With so many people coming together, there are bound to be different viewpoints on various controversial topics. As riveting as it is to dive into those topics, it can get heated. WIth conflicting opinions, tensions can rise and can lead to unwanted arguments, so we suggest avoiding those topics altogether. Even if you believe you can maintain a calm head while conversing, others may not be like you. If you feel the conversation shifting towards something controversial, try to steer it away to a different topic.
Because it’s the season of Thanksgiving, there’s no better time to express your thanks! Many families or hosts allot a time before the meal to go around the table and have everyone say one thing they’re grateful for. Another method of expressing thanks is by writing thank you notes, so if you wanted to do so, put out pens and paper and invite your guests to write down their thanks.
If you’re going to someone else’s home for Thanksgiving, be a good guest and volunteer to help out. There are plenty of things to do, starting from preparation in the kitchen to cleaning up at the end of the night. Your host will be appreciative of the help, and you’ll be able to relieve the stress that comes from hosting and preparing food.
Do you have any ways you keep the peace during the holidays? Share your strategies and tips with our Ladson, SC apartment community by leaving a comment!