It has been quite a challenging month and a challenging year as the Holiday Season is before us that kicks off with #Halloween2019 Today.
I had the good fortune to celebrate a Birthday as our family mourned the loss of an icon and a matriarch--My Aunt. . It was a nice touch as some of the folks I've worked with sent forth some nice birthday greetings:
|Happy Birthday, SIAMAK!|
|Birthdays are all about celebrating life, something that as a platelet donor you make possible for so many. Your act of love and generosity means that someone else might be celebrating another birthday too, because of you!|
We hope you enjoy today with family, friends, and cake, too - knowing that you have helped save lives. And that might be the best gift of all!
Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!
I took comfort in this from the fab Og Mandino that is featured on my Facebook Wall because it underscores a sense of optimism that is absolutely vital no matter what the calamities are:
This was also a month that Iranian Women were allowed in Stadiums for the first time in 40 years. Empress Farah of Iran Issued a Statement on it that underscored her sense of joy:
It was also a distressing month of sorts as I joined the Fish For Life Cruise and one of the catches at hand was a Tennis Shoe--and we all thought it was a big shock:
|@Fish For Life 2019 (copyright Mike Pouraryan)|
|@Fish For Life 2019 (Copyright Mike Pouraryan)|
I continue to remain hopeful in spite of the challenges as I wish all a Happy Halloween and say how the Best is yet to come:
|Outsider Dana Point Harbor (Copyright Mike Pouraryan)|
Onward to November with all its' possibilities....