Well Thanksgiving is on its way. So now I will do my best to tell you how to survive Thanksgiving and enjoy it and look forward to it. I know that when you have autism its hard to accept the routine changes around holidays. But its ok the world is not ending. When you start to feel anxoius or upset just pray the serenity prayer which goes like this... GOD grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time enjoying one moment at a time accepting hardship as a pathyway to peace. Taking as Jesus did this sinful world as it is not as I would have it. Trusting that You will make all things all right if I surrender to Your will. So that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.... Now on to other things. One thing I love to do on Thanksgiving is watch the Macy's Thanksgiving parade on tv. That is so much fun to watch! If your male though you'll probably wanna watch football. Um as for the food I think their maybe gluten free Thanksgiving foods out there but I dunno as I have not gone gluten free myself so I haven't looked. And weather you stay at home or go somewhere else for Thanksgiving remember that is your family you are sitting with. They love you. They don't wanna hurt you and the reason why some of the younger family members may laugh at you is cause they don't undestand and dunno why your different. And even if your family is chaotic remember that Jesus is right there with you. You won't see Him physically but He's there. He will always be with you even until the end of the world... Also heres a fun game for the dinner table. You could have everyone take a turn and each say one thing they are thankful for. That's fun to do. Also maybe you'll wanna give the blessing this year. I useually do the blessing at Thanksgiving and it feels really good to do that. Don't worry about what to say. GOD understands you and He loves you. But I will give you an example. Sample grace blessing prayer "GOD thank You for everything. Thank You for my family and friends. Please bless this home and this family and please bless us for another wonderful blessed year. In Jesus name I pray. Amen." If you wanna say more go for it... Well thats all. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!