I get a weekly newsletter from the yoga studio that I go to, and this Monday’s offered ten “yogic tips to survive the holidays.” I was expecting breathing, and peace, and love, and then I got this:

2. Be thankful you were reincarnated as yourself and not some one else. Everyone else is holding space for you this time around so you don’t have to be them. Be thankful to them for being themselves so you don’t have to.

I’m in no way an expert, but I don’t think cosmic gloating is really the point of a spiritual practice?

Anyway, happy Thanksgiving–I have a lot to be thankful for (including being reincarnated as myself, apparently). I think I’ll take the rest of the week off from posting and make fruitcake and marmalade instead.