December 14 – Appreciate. What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?
Unlike some Asian parents I know, my parents have rarely compared my sister and me to others. It’s never about a cousin or family friend’s kid…who is better than us and why we can’t be like them. There’s no overbearing family friends. Perhaps it was due to their upbringing in a highly-influenced Western society in Hong Kong. Or the fact that my dad went to college in the US and came to love American things—watching sports and movies.
I am ever so grateful. And by that, I make time to go—how difficult it sometimes is—to dim sum at Peony in Oakland every other week.