Today I was pleased to see that I had a letter from India (Well usually I am pleased whenever I get a letter in the post, because I don't get that many! lol). The letter was addressed to "MANBIR SINGH." My brother had a field day and kept saying "MANBIR, MANBIR..." to me. Chalo, Rab Bhalla Kare.
On the envelope it had the sender's address on it. The letter was from Talwandi Sabo, Sri Damdama Sahib, District Bathinda. I opened the envelope and found a nice Gurpurb card in it. The card was from Granthi Nirmal Singh jee who does sewa at Takht Damdama Sahib. He had kindly written a message in the card and also sent a photo of me and his two sons from when I visited and stayed at Sri Damdama Sahib for 2 weeks.
Here's the photo (it was taken in August 2003 at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib):
Looking at the picture, my face looks a bit serious! And the same goes for the kids with me! lol. Generally, I noticed that in Panjab people become tense and put a serious face on when taking a photo (I am no exception!).
Inside the card he wished my family and I a happy Gurpurb and said that his family send their regards. I was quite impressed, because usually people you meet on holiday don't bother to keep in touch (especially in PANJAB!). Bhai Sahib Nirmal Singh sent me a card and also a letter previously as well, in which he sent a photo of himself, his kids and I. He is such a nice person, and so is his family.
I think this has inspired me to write about my travels, adventures and experiences from my trip to India and Panjab in 2003. It was an important visit, becuase it was during that period I was graced with the gift of taking Amrit and pledging my life to Guru Sahib.
So watch this space for small episodes from journey to India in 2003 :)