My way to start the New Year

Today, besides going to the last holiday party or the first one in 2010 in the evening, I spent my day calling and emailing families and friends to wish a happy and healthy New Year.

My calling or emailing started soon after the calendar turned to 2010. I called my parents and relatives in China.

After a few hours of sleep, I started emailing or calling relatives and friends I have not contacted for a few years, people I got to know through my reading or writing, friends in town, teachers for my kids, etc.

I couldn’t contact everyone who came to my mind, but I did do quite a few.

And my first day ended with my webcam video call with my brother in China.

It felt good to let people know that I am thinking of them, and to drop a quick note to express my best wish or gratitude for them.

I think it’s a great way to start a new year to keep in touch with the people who came to our lives for one reason or another.

The beginning of the New year is a great time to strengthen or mend relationships, renew friendships and to express gratitude for people who are nice and helpful to us.

One Response to My way to start the New Year

  1. Avatar of abra la mente says:

    What a nice gesture and a wonderful tradition.

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