Packing Joy for the Holidays

One tradition stands out for me this time of year...packing my suitcase.

For as long as I can remember I've spent Christmas away from home. I'm usually flying to visit my parents, or in recent years alternately visiting my in-laws, so packing my suitcase and getting on an airplane is part of my holiday tradition this time of year. It is a long-established tradition. It's been almost 20 years since I was in college, and the tradition was already in place back then. I think I have to go back to high school years to find a time when I woke up in my own bed on Christmas morning.

Holiday traditions are nice, providing context and memories and comparisons to past years. Hope you enjoy your traditions this holiday season. And pack well. I know I will, even better this year than last. ;-)

Posted: Mon - December 20, 2004 at 01:55 AM