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Thanksgiving Pardon

Jan 01, 1970 / Holidays     

Every family has those moments. You know the ones…the grownups who just can't seem to get along when the family gets together for the holidays. Well, why not take a page from history? For many years, the Presidential family has been given a turkey for their family meal. The bird is intended to be roasted, fried, baked or fricasseed, but instead of getting what he deserves, the President pardons the poultry. This Thanksgiving, when your family starts to behave, well, like turkeys… give them a pass. Pardon them and show them clemency. Overlook an offense and freely forgive. Give thanks for each other. Here are four things you can do to prepare your heart to pardon others. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



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