November 22, 2018 – Forbes –

When we sit down to our Thanksgiving table this evening most of us will have much to be thankful for — not least a holiday when we can make that gratitude explicit. Unfortunately, for many, Thanksgiving also comes with friends and family who cause us tension, rancor and worry. At a cocktail party, one can remove oneself from an uncomfortable conversation by refilling a plate at a buffet or getting a drink at the bar. Thanksgiving seats us around a communal table. Escaping from an awkward discussion about politics or family issues is near impossible. This year, instead of worrying about how best to respond to provocation, give those around you the gift of listening.

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Listening Seekers, what are your thoughts?

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