[custom_frame_right][/custom_frame_right]According to the Chinese zodiac, this is the Water Snake year, the year of adventure and risk taking. Since water snakes always seem to have money flowing their way and are very lucky with their finances. We wish you a very prosperous year in 2013! There are a couple of characteristics I like to think I share with the snake; I love to socialize and meet new people, I try my best to be thoughtful and considerate of others, and I take pride in my success and the achievements of my family.
I couldn’t be more proud of our family’s accomplishments. We were all penniless 1st generation immigrants in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Our diligent and tight family bonds were the keys to adjusting to life as immigrants, assimilating into mainstream American life, and developing the happy, successful lives we all have today.
[custom_frame_left][/custom_frame_right]We were recently invited to our niece’s destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It was the most relaxing five days, enjoying the weather and bonding with my sister-in-law’s family and her children’s families. The children (all my nieces and nephews), once just the adorable kids, are now successful lawyers, scientists, business owners and responsible parents. They bring me a great sense of pride.
[custom_frame_right][/custom_frame_right]Our families have come a long way…. Knowing that the next generation is building a more stable road than what we had thirty some years ago makes the taste of success much sweeter and makes us much more appreciative of it. The Lunar New Year celebration is one more way to remind us who we are, where we came from and how we got here. We thank America for having us and we thank YOU for the friendships that empower our lives. Best wishes to you during the Year of the Snake, and may it bring you and your family success, happiness and love.