As you work your way toward Thanksgiving Day, please be aware of your surroundings. We don't know the burdens people are carrying, even our family members sometimes. Many folks are in a fragile state of mind. As you interact with others, be Christ-like.
If you go shopping on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, please remember that the store employees are people too. It is not the fault of the cashier that only two lines are open and the rest are all self-serve. Don't take out your frustration on that individual.
If you are driving, be prudent and patient even if the other drivers around you are not. Your calm demeanor may save a life.
Family tensions can also be a factor during holiday gatherings. Know when to speak and when to remain silent. You might want to pay attention to your tone of voice and body language as well. What is the cost of winning an argument?
May these days be a time of renewal and peace for each of you!