If you've ever met me, then you know I'm far from perfect. Actually, I can't even see perfect. Most days I can barely make out "acceptable" or "just squeaking by" on the horizon. It's where I live, people.
That being said, I'm setting realistic expectations for the holidays.
I am. Really.
I think part of the problem with holidays is that, in our minds, we want them to be perfect. Unfortunately, we're not perfect. Neither are our relatives. Or friends. So perfection is out the window this season. This is not a well-oiled machine. It's not a machine at all. It's a group of people who love each other and do their best. Most of the time.
And this season, that's going to have to be good enough. Bring on the paper plates, plastic silverware, burnt pies and interesting relatives. We all have them. And if you don't, then maybe it's you. And don't forget the grace.
I have found this article helpful while preparing for this Thanksgiving week. Maybe it will be a help to you as well.