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.