Nov 19, 2019
Thanksgiving is just around the
corner. Today, David and I are talking about all things
Thanksgiving. Before we begin , are you watching us in the
mornings? Monday through Friday David Radke and I go live on
Instagram and Facebook for what we call Rise & Radke. This is a
must see. It's cute, ridiculous, and you'll gain nothing from it,
except for having a really good time.
We've just come off of several
weeks of talking about addiction. We received so many emails.
Addiction is so prevalent, yet people don't always want to talk
about it. That really struck a chord with people, but those are
heavier podcasts. Today, we need something a little more light
hearted. You’re probably relieved that this episode is going to be
light and jolly. It is, but… we have a very large audience. Not
everybody has a family like I have.
After the TV show, people often
think everything with my family is always hunky-dory. It's more
than likely that we are spending our Thanksgiving with people that
we don't always get and who don't always get us. I know many of you
listeners are probably dealing with that too. A lot of times during
Thanksgiving and Christmas people just put on their Hallmark
smiles. Hopefully, this show gives you the opportunity to improve
your communication and have more meaningful experiences with these
people that you may not see that often.
Before we begin, I just want to
let you know that I'm smart enough to know that I don't have all of
the answers, but I'm in it with you. I'm trying to wrestle through
family dysfunction just like you are. For us, this Thanksgiving is
going to feel so nice, because last Thanksgiving was so hard. There
was some brokenness, hurt feelings, and anger last Thanksgiving. In
February and March, we fought for our family and went to Onsite to
work through our issues. Now, I’m so excited for the
- [11:20] Our family went to
Onsite, and we worked through everything. Things are much easier
when everyone is involved and works through the
- [11:49] Find like mindedness if
you can. I follow Jay Shetty online. He recently gave a list of
things we need to stop expecting from people.
- [13:22] Let's work on ourselves
and not expect stuff from our family. Feelings follow actions. Be
ready to pass out love.
- [15:55] Melissa tries to guess
David's favorite holiday. Christmas is by far his favorite. There
was a period of time when Christmas created too much money
- [17:58] We still don't have
that much more money, but what we have is an emotional
- [19:10] We made a promise to be
honest in these podcasts. David is more sensitive than me. This
topic stirs up emotions.
- [20:41] Reaffirming that gifts
and money don't matter can help with the holiday
- [22:04] The advertisements and
commercialism can inundate people with pressure to overspend or
- [23:41] Melissa's favorite
holiday is not her birthday. Her favorite is
- [24:52] Broccoli and cheese
casserole and cauliflower salad are the two things that disappoint
David when they are not on the Thanksgiving
- [26:31] Melissa is going to
make the cauliflower salad this year. Thanksgiving is all about the
- [27:40] Her best friend from
North Dakota is shocked how Melissa's family puts bacon in
- [28:37] Her mom's dressing is
the best. Meridith makes the best potatoes. Melissa makes the best
- [30:30] David takes a long nap
- [31:46] David loved their
evening Thanksgiving in Nashville. They had a country fried
- [33:36] David thinks it's sad
that some family members have to cut out and go to another
- [34:09] Melissa is already
decorating for Christmas. She wants to enjoy it longer. It feels
like the holidays are extended.
- [35:58] David is thankful that
he and Melissa work together. They have great close friends. He is
also thankful for the new season of Jack Ryan.
- [36:52] Melissa loves her town
and her kid's school. She loves that their church is growing, and
it's creating community. She also loves all of the new streaming
- [38:46] David is also excited
and thankful for is coming up in 2020.
- [39:25] We love you. Have a
beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving.
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