Happy Chinese New Year!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel #6501402861


In China, children are often given red envelopes with money to celebrate the Chinese New Year. My daughter brought this little red envelope with a Chinese Yuen in it from a classmate whose parents are from China.  I love that my daughter's school, Delta Kelly, encourages multi-culturism.  We can learn so much from the way others live their lives.  

The Chinese New Year gives us a second chance to embrace our New Year's resolutions that may have fallen by the wayside already in 2017.  I know I have personal and professional goals that I need to work harder on.  One goal was starting my AR blog, and now I am!

Wishing you all peace, prosperity, and tenacity in 2017 to fulfill your goals!

Comments (28)

Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

Thank you, Paul. Where will I find groups?

Jan 28, 2017 02:16 PM
Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ


Thank you for sharing and wishing you also peace and prosperity in the up coming year

Jan 28, 2017 02:38 PM
Beth Bromund

Noel Mayer , thank you for your kind response.

Jan 28, 2017 03:53 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Beth welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on posting your first blog on this site.

Jan 28, 2017 03:50 PM
Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

Thank you, George Souto .

Jan 28, 2017 03:52 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Happy New Year Beth!

Thanks for the knowledge, inspiration, and red envelope.

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.

Jan 28, 2017 10:06 PM
Beth Bromund

Thank you, Bob Crane !

Jan 29, 2017 05:00 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Thanks for sharing this insight and let me wish you a Happy New Years again !

Jan 29, 2017 04:30 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Welcome to ActiveRain, Beth.  Nice to have you here.  

    Happy Chinese New Year!

Jan 29, 2017 11:23 AM
Beth Bromund
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Rochester, MI
REALTOR (248) 651-3500

Thank you,  Fred Griffin !

Jan 29, 2017 11:28 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Beth...welcome to AR. Get going on your blogging. Write a post introducing yourself to the membership and then start in on market reports and area information. Whatever you feel comfortable with doing...just do it. 

Let me know if you have any questions about the way things work around here. I will be happy to help. 

Jan 29, 2017 04:58 PM
Beth Bromund

Thank you, Debbie.

Jan 29, 2017 05:00 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Welcome to ActiveRain and thanks for sharing the gift your daughter's classmate  gave her. And I'm happy to know that may have helped get you here!

Jan 30, 2017 03:41 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Welcome to active rain. Good luck in achieving your goals in 2017.

Jan 30, 2017 04:09 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Welcome to ActiveRain  . . . . I look forward to reading your posts in the future.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 30, 2017 05:35 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Welcome to the Rain Beth and I look forward to learning more about you - and yes, Happy Year of the Rooster!

Jan 30, 2017 07:55 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

CongratulationsOn your 1st post Beth Bromund . Welcome to the family of Active Rain. 

Feb 01, 2017 07:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Beth, Happy Chinese New Year to you, and welcome to ActiveRain.  Looking forward to seeing more of yours posts.

Feb 01, 2017 11:07 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Well, happy belated Chinese New Year, Beth Bromund!  I agree - I think it's wonderful that the schools are so encouraging with regards to multi-culturalism!  

WELCOME to ActiveRain!  You are going to love the friendships, the results (your phone will be ringing!) and the amount that you learn here.  It's a wonderful community - just dive-in and see!

Feb 01, 2017 02:51 PM
Beth Bromund

I am finding AR a great community!  Thanks, Debe Maxwell !

Feb 03, 2017 05:25 AM
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

I think that is great too! I travel to China a lot with my other job. I like to keep for benefits. I think I will do something like that for my son. It's not too late. Only Sunday less than a week ago.

Welcome to ActiveRain!

Following you now.

Lauren Selinsky

Feb 02, 2017 11:43 PM
Beth Bromund

That sounds very exciting!  I have not been to China, but my husband has traveled there on business.  Such a fascinating culture.

Feb 03, 2017 05:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Beth Bromund ,

Loved this post and thank you  for the knowledge, inspiration, and red envelope! My granddaughter is in China right now traveling on her Semester at Sea experience as a Junior at Bucknell University. We have many cultures in Austin and she has brought up with a thirst for knowledge on the many cultures in our world. I subscribed to your blog and am following you now. Welcome to Active Rain!

Feb 03, 2017 05:03 AM
Beth Bromund

Thank you for your kind words, Dorie Dillard !

Feb 03, 2017 05:08 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Hi Beth - welcome to Active Rain. I see you asked about groups, and since the recent changes here,  I also wondered about how to find them. Go to the very bottom of the page - the right-hand column - and it's the very bottom link.

A good way to choose groups to join is to pick a post you enjoyed, then look between the end of the post and the comment section to see which groups it was posted to. Go visit them and see if you like what's there. If so - join!

You can post each of your offerings to 5 different groups, so join several!


Feb 07, 2017 08:05 PM
Beth Bromund

Thank you, Marte Cliff .  I had not found the groups tab.

Feb 08, 2017 02:54 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Beth Bromund - I really appreciate this blog post. I have not heard of the red envelope before today. It's interesting how different cultures celebrate occasions in different ways. One of the reasons why I became a Girl Scout Leader (when my daughter was young) is because I wanted to expose her to culural diversity. This is something that I believe has been lacking in the school system for too many centuries. I no longer have children in school but I am aware how different it is today than when I was a student. 

As mothers, we can learn vicariously through them and experience what their generation is going though and learning. How much better the world is when people begin to understand and accept cultural diversity for all the right reasons. I believe children teach us more than we often give them credit for. 

Jul 03, 2017 03:50 AM