Being Grateful

Another personal growth project for 2019 after the Rejection TherapyI launched earlier. You may not know, each year I try to volunteer for a non-profit organization or charity, except for donating or contributing my skillset. In the past, I was a young patron at Asia Society, a child sponsor at Save the Children, and currently, I’m sitting on the board of The Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) as the young executive board chair. But those don’t count when it comes to volunteering. Because I also want to help on the ground. Helping on the ground often makes me realize how much I already have in my life and how fortunate I am.  So instead of feeling it and being grateful once a year when I volunteer on the ground, my mom encouraged me to write what I’m grateful about every day.

Summer Y.L.

So each day I will update and list at least 3 things I’m grateful about, starting from today.

Jan 15, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because my friend Vember taught me something new about Ayurveda.
  2. I’m being grateful because my girl Yulia reached out to me for coffee/lunch.
  3. I’m being grateful because my girl Jaclynn introduced me to amazing projects!

Jan 14, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Dragan has danced with me for extra one hour out of our group class.
  2. I’m being grateful because I learned to lead at tango.
  3. I’m being grateful because my girl in China connected me with several Chinese designers.

Jan 13, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because my host committee of our Entrepurhsip Ball came to work with me on a Sunday: Francesca, Alisa, Laura.
  2. I’m being grateful because Dragan invited me to be his guest to a Milonga, although I couldn’t make it last night.
  3. I’m being grateful because all the influencer girls I reached out for NuWa Marketing NYFW influencer campaigns said yes.

Jan 12, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Laura Webb, the founder of La Doyenne, included me for a fun photo shoot for her editorial story.
  2. I’m being grateful because Improv Asylum invited me and my friend to go to the show, and we laughed so much.
  3. I’m being grateful because my friend would like to be my guest to company me to the show, and we had such a good time.

Jan 11, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Marika has spent her time and efforts to help me with my personal life.
  2. I’m being grateful because my girl Ju came to work with me when she was supposed to be off.
  3. I’m being grateful because watching Chefanie interacting with strangers is very inspiring.

Jan 08, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Alfie immediately booked two tickets to our Entrepreneurship Ball after I told him about it.
  2. I’m being grateful because Lilian and I worked until 7:00 pm on our ball.
  3. I’m being grateful because Jenny provided me with some very cool projects to work on NYFW.
  4. I’m being grateful because several friends are so responsive and helpful for my personal life, such as Alejandro, Alix, Alexa etc.

Jan 07, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because my host committee members Lana, Francesca, Sofia, Alisa joined the 3rd host committee meeting with Lilian and me.
  2. I’m being grateful because my girl Ju did a fantastic job on the social media and graphic design for our Entrepreneurship Ball.
  3. I’m being grateful because my girl Sri tried and made efforts to join our meeting while she’s still away in Asia.

Jan 06, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Alex invited us for tea at the Golden Globe Viewing Party.
  2. I’m being grateful because my sister Nailah edited my email that I wrote to ask my friends for a personal favor.
  3. I’m being grateful because John called me to offer his ears to listen to me.
  4. I’m being grateful because mom listened to me on a call to support me.

Jan 05, 2019 

  1. I’m being grateful because my Vember allowed me to invite myself to join her for a movie at Soho House.
  2. I’m being grateful because my Vember ran into my friend Katie in the movie, and we stayed and talked about life after the movie.
  3. I’m being grateful because one of my tango partners Max helped me schedule a private lesson with one of my favorite teachers Maira Jose.
  4. I’m being grateful because Maria Jose is so responsive to help Max and me improve our tango!

Jan 04, 2019

  1. I’m being grateful because Lilian Ajayi-Ore, the founder of GC4w, has been my co-pilot for GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball at the Harvard Club. She works so hard to make it happen!
  2. I’m being grateful because Laura Webb, the founder of La Doyenne, has helped so much for GC4W Entrepreneurship Ball at the Harvard Club as one of our host committee member.
  3. I’m being grateful because Tricia Chen, founder of Once Upon helps me grow theNuWa.com as my co-pilot.

Summer Y.L.

 

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Hi, I'm Summer 言奕. I'm a NYC based Chinese Globetrotter with friendships and network in more than 20 different countries. I'm attracted to international cultures and peoples. I can play chess better than Chinese chess, and I'm an avid Argentine Tango social dancer. Please always hit me up if you'd like to dine together or go to a show :)