Ahhh. Thanksgiving. My favorite holiday. While I love it and love my family, add vodka, sensitive conversations, and suddenly I'm rubbed better than that buttered turkey.
Here are the various techniques I tried to keep my cool:
1. Switch the topic
2. Do something funny
3. Remove myself from the room
4. Find something that positively engages me - I found a book on Kabbalah
5. Remember I love these people
While I can't always control what others do or say, I can control what I do with myself.
Here's to the people I love the most who somehow, somehow, bring out the animal in me.
Thankful for it all.