Friday, November 27, 2015

Family Dysfunction the Rule?

It seems that one of the more popular memes this holiday season is the traditional holiday dinner as a dysfunctional nightmare.  From articles written on advice on how to "survive" Thanksgiving with the family, to commercials which are supposed to be so true that they're funny:

Is this really how most of the world views their families?  Holy cow.

My family is my oasis.  They're the people that love me.  When the rest of the world spins in abject insanity and hatred, they're the one place that I can go to recharge and feel optimistic again.  I don't need advice on how to survive with them - I need advice on how to survive without them.

Perhaps I'm just uniquely fortunate.  Regardless, when I see and hear folks implore such disdain for their own flesh and blood, I'm rendered so very, very sad.

I hope your Thanksgiving was spent with those that recharge you.

For me, that's these folks:

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