Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Thanksgiving and the holidays can be lonely times for divorcing people. And often the loneliness manifests itself as anger against their spouse or ex spouse. No doubt, divorce is painful and destructive; but instead of focusing on loss, focus on opportunity.

  • Be grateful for what you have and don’t focus on what you are lacking.
  • Concentrate on your challenges as positives and the rewards of meeting and overcoming them.
  • Remember that all emotional pain is temporary and there will be sunnier days ahead.
  • Live the axiom, “success is the best revenge.”
  • Don’t idealize life­­––it is inherently full of struggles and discomfort. Make the most of things as they are, not how you want them to be.
  • Remember that as bad as you feel, many people have it much worse.
  • Find comfort in faith.
  • Remember Steven Still’s 1960’s anthem, “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one your with.” Enjoy yourself despite missing your kids.
  • Remember, problems always look smaller after a warm meal and a good night’s sleep.
  • Laugh a little! Its going to be OK :)

Happy Thanksgiving from the Peskind Law Firm.

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