Happy Lunar New Year! This morning, I gave one of the managers a Year of the Pig card. I also left two gifts for coworkers, wishing them joy and prosperity. I placed a gift card in each red prosperity envelope. I also gave Jackie a bag of herbal tea; Grace a cute little teddy bear.
Grace emigrated to the US a few years ago from China and she was pleasantly surprised by my kind gesture. She gave me a hug, wished me a Happy New Year, and I asked her about her celebration last night. She We Chatted with her family in China, celebrated with her boyfriend, and she was all smiles as she described the celebration to me. That made me smile too. The manager sent me an e-mail, thanking me.
Jackie is Vietnamese and the Vietnamese celebrate the Lunar New Year too. They call it tet. At 11, Jackie came downstairs to visit me, thanked me and gave me a Vietnamese dumpling (totally gluten-free: tapioca starch, tapioca flour, coconut and peanuts) her grandma made, wishing me a Happy New Year as well. Just like Grace, she was all smiles as she talked about her celebrations and we will meet up for lunch sometime soon. This made me happy and grateful as well.
The Year of the Pig is off to a great start! May the year bring you all blessings and prosperity!