It is impossible to feel gratitude and anger at the same time.    Have a conflict?  Look for the gift in it.  To find the gift you must look beyond the ‘issue.’  Look for what you fear; there are only two true emotions:  love and fear.

When you explore the fear there is usually room for gratitude.  Unloading anger on someone produces an angry response.  Sharing a fear produces compassion.

Using the holidays as an example, the person in charge of the meal may act angry.  Looking deeper, a fear of disappointing the guests or ruining the turkey is revealed. Perhaps support is the answer! Fears are easier to address!

Perhaps that is the real purpose of Thanksgiving – to show gratitude by addressing our fears.

Your thoughts?