- Thursday, January 6, 2011
- Lee Ann Jackson
What better time than the first week of a New Year to think about traditions?
There are standard traditions like giving loved ones a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day or watching fireworks on the 4th of July.
Traditions can also be personal . . . in our house, we have a number of traditions -- from the silly to the significant. There's mommy tickle time (ok, so only my 8 year old still appreciates this tradition!), to family prayers before bedtime. Whether mundane or momentous, traditions play an important role in life --- they're a great way to bind families and friends together.
Today I was reminded of a tradition I sometimes love and sometimes not so much. For nearly two decades now, a former co-worker and I have treated the winner of the cross town rivalry UCLA-USC football game to lunch.
Today marked the 19th time we honored the tradition (not that I'm counting!). This year, to my dismay (and bruise to my alumni pride), our In N Out lunch was on me. Hence, I'm not really feeling the love for the tradition . . . this year.
So, what are some of your traditions? Maybe you have some you've been thinking about starting (or, like me, have been thinking about stopping!).
Post your tradition below and we'll select the most creative and unique entry to win lunch at In N Out (if you aren't fortunate enough to live in a city where an In N Out is located, we'll send you one of their great t-shirts!).
And who knows . . . maybe this will become a new Ambassador tradition!