As a moderator, I'm going to make a request. To all those who are itching to launch or respond to a post for the purpose of correcting another A to Z member's views or lifestyles, complaining about others being judgmental, or for that matter for any other purpose: 1. Before you post, think about how it would make the other person feel if you said it face to face. If you wouldn't let a student in your classroom get away with the same tone, you probably shouldn't be using it here. 2. Before you post, think about how it would make you look to another person if you said it face to face. If you wouldn't let a student in your classroom to keep on and on, you probably shouldn't do so here. 3. Before you post, first go find something to do for some live person in your life who's feeling down. Or make your favorite Thanksgiving food, or better yet the favorite Thanksgiving food of the relative who bugs you the most - and put all the love you can into the preparation. 4. Before you post, go have a really good, sweaty, undignified romp with the dog or cat or peeg (I love cat's Rockhubby's name for guinea pigs) or whatever. Haven't got a pet? Play with abandon on your Wii, or go ice skating, or lace on your sneakers and take a brisk walk, making sure you jump in some leaves or stomp in some puddles or walk a curb like a tightrope walker or stop and smell the eucalyptus blossoms. (Oh, my mood just started to improve. You see, this works.) 5. Before you post, take a nice warm bath with bath salts or bubbles. Got a significant other? Try sharing. I won't tell. 6. Before you post, think of five things in your life that you're really grateful for. If you can track down the people who are responsible for them being in your life, go say thank you. If you can't, say thank you anyway. 7. Before you post, have a nice Thanksgiving morning breakfast. I can't resist recommending pumpkin pie. 8. Before you post, really pay attention to your Thanksgiving meal: eat it as though it were the best and most interesting meal in the world - because, in a sense, it is. How about that turkey (or Tofurkey)? What about the marvel of gravy, which is chemistry in real life? What is it that makes your favorite kind of cranberry sauce your favorite kind, and what's good about other people's favorites? Thanks for reading this; thanks for taking it to heart; thanks for being part of the A to Z community; and let's all thank Amanda for hosting this site.