Holiday Traditions and Delightful Journeys
We had a holiday luncheon at the office this week and the food was catered from PF Chang’s. And of course fake Chinese food comes replete with fake American fortune cookies.
Here’s what mine said: You are about to embark on a most delightful journey!
This was followed by some “lucky numbers” that were likely generated with a random number generator. But, hey, the fortune itself I believe.
I believe it so much that I stuck the fortune paper on my monitor at work. I guess that also shows that I need a break! In case you think I’m making this up for a blog post, check these out –
Holidays are a time for R&R with family and friends.
This year is “special” multiplied. It hasn’t happened yet but it is about to begin. Less than a week to go! Although the countdown actually began ages ago…
Many months ago, my mom had a command, a demand, a wish and a prayer – that her only two children and their families, i.e. all the grandchildren and the significant others of all the attached ones come stay with her for some time. All at the same time. Given that every single one of them live more than 10,000 miles away, it took a fair amount of time and coordination to make it happen.
Therefore, this year, our holiday tradition will be exquisite – Christmas in our hometown in India, to be spent with my mom and the entire clan that is closest to me. What’s extra special is that for the first time ever, we will all be there, no exceptions. [We will miss our close cousins who live in the US – but that’s deferred for the next delightful journey!]. In India, there will be time for extra R&R with the clan, time with extended family and friends, time for a bit of tourist activities and much more crammed into this delicious (pun intended) time. Can’t wait for it to begin!
I am designating the “delightful journey” from my fortune cookie to this entire upcoming holiday. What could be more delightful than that?
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