I can believe it is almost Thanksgiving and we are gearing up for the season of family gatherings.

For some, family gatherings can be stressful. Sometimes family means judgment, drama, guilt, shame, and fear of acceptance.

I read something posted by Gabby Bernstein from her book Judgment Detox. She said, “The most loving thing we can do for someone is to accept them.”

I feel this is appropriate as we go into the holiday season. Is there someone in your family you want to help, but they don’t listen? Maybe you feel you can give advice to help them make better decisions? But they are not open to hear you.

Do you know one of the biggest ways to help is to just accept them for where they are, listen to them, and make sure they know you love them.

Just to note, if someone is in danger of hurting themselves, hurting others, or in an abusive relationship, please encourage them to accept the help they need. What I’m talking about here are the choices you know will lead them down the wrong path.