Does anyone have some good little words of wisdom, slogans for courage, that you use in stressful times? With the holidays approaching, I am anticipating (with slight dread) a higher than usual amount of time with my inlaws... and although they're not bad people, per se, they have a tendancy, shall we say, to bring out the worst in me. See, they're not very fond of each other. Decades old bitterness, resentment, poor choices on top of a dreadful year of luck for some of them... well, this Christmas should be a beaut. Not. In the past, I have sucked bad a few glasses of wine to take the edge off, but I recently lost a whack of weight and I'm not interested in putting it back on by relying on the sauce, if you know what I mean. DH is just used to them, so it doesn't bother him a bit - can't go there for help. Anything little chants or pep talks (that I can repeat in my head ad noseum)would be appreciated. Oh - and Happy Holidays to all of YOU!