Here we are three days post-Christmas, but I hope you might be able to find a few quiet moments to sit down and actually chat with friends and loved ones sans electronic devices in your hands or on the table in front of you. Or the TV blaring in the corner or (shudder) over the fireplace).
Instead, let's look at each other! Talk to each other! Be mentally present while you do. Respect the views and ideas of each other. Practice basic civility.
Your talk needn't be about anything consequential or of substance. You needn't discuss anything as ponderous as U.S. politics, Donald Trump. . . or Duchess Meghan. Just talk about whatever comes up and see where the conversation leads.
Before you know it, three hours will have passed by, and you will have reconnected to each other. Hopefully over a mug of something warm, or a nip of something medicinal. Try actually talking TO each other rather than AT each other. You might be pleasantly surprised by the results.
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