Peace and Love and Family Gatherings and yes, Bingo!
This was originally published on December 1, 2011 and it has been re-posted at least once.
I'm making a few changes and sharing it yet again because the message truly is timeless.
Seriously, I love Facebook! Stop everything and read this now so you'll be ready for the holidays. I saw this years ago and here is the Pure Grace take on it.
“Here's an ingenious method you can use when facing difficult family members. My friend fills a Bingo card with all the inappropriate things she anticipates her family will say. Instead of being shocked by their words, she smiles. When the visit is over, she revisits her Bingo card and crosses out her correct guesses. If she gets a Bingo, she treats herself to something fun like a pedicure.”
While part of me is sad that this is necessary, most of me is laughing out loud! We have ALL been there, had folks at family gatherings say the most ridiculous or even hurtful things. Side note: even if I had had this card at a recent event I would not have earned a bingo because I could have never anticipated the doosie I got “hit” with.
Some people will never change – DON’T be some people. Be the change you want to see!
Life on Purpose looks like change for the better, it looks like step by step transformation. Sometimes to change things, we need to change things! HUH? Change the actual event to change the dynamics.
Example: If I host a family gathering that is usually hosted by someone else, I’m already changing things up quite a bit. If I change things up, then I’m praying that the usual roles that people fall into won’t happen because the scenario is different. Are you following me? Drastic change requires drastic measures. Complete upheaval of typical patterns. [Read more...]