Turns out the Roster God didn’t answer my prayers! No Middle Eastern flights for me in November 😭 I’ll be jetting off to Seoul again as a consolation price though (bibimbap I’m coming for ya🤤) but I’ll have to suffer through two 3-day killer trips to the US before heading there. Going to Austin first then to Miami. Not too keen on American routes but oh well, at least I’ll back in the skies!
I bought my tickets to New Mexico last week, and the least expensive way to travel from Dallas to Albuquerque included an 8-hour layover in Denver. At first, I started to complain about having to extend my travel time 5-fold just to save a few hundred bucks.
But then I saw what a beautiful opportunity that presented. I grew up just outside of Denver, and I left my heart in Colorado among with many loved ones. #mindsetmatters 💕
So, I called my best friend and asked if she’d be able to take the morning off of work to hang out. Somehow, she was able to find a sub for her AM Preschool class, and we spent a few hours at Moonlight Diner sharing stories of how we’ve made it through the last few months. 👯♀️
A couple days before my trip, I reached out to my great Aunt who’s a flight attendant based at Denver’s airport. She’s often off traveling the world, so I didn’t expect to hear back from her in time. But she replied to my text yesterday morning shortly after I landed at DIA. It was her day off, and she wasn’t sure that she’d be able to see me while I was in town. But after breakfast with Christina, she texted and asked me what gate I was flying out of. And within minutes, she was standing right in front of me.
She bought me a cup of cinnamon tea, and we spent the next three hours opening our hearts and getting to know each other’s lives in a way I was always too scared to reveal before. We talked so long that I almost missed my flight to Albuquerque! 😬
Moral of the story: It’s easy to lose sight of what matters most when we’re busy shuffling to and from our day-to-day obligations. But make time to connect with loved ones. It’s worth the effort.
Why am I staring up at a statue of a dog in Shibuya, Tokyo?!.
Well, this is Hachikõ, a loyal friend who came to meet his master returning home from work every single day. One day, having suffered a heart attack at work, his master didn't return but Hachikõ continued to return day after day, week after week, month after month... for another 9 years until his own passing!.
The people started to bring him food and look after him and he became a celebrity in Shibuya! When he died, he was missed terribly and a statue in his memory was erected. What a great story!
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