12/31/2007

My Wishes in 2008

The last sunset of 2007, looking at San Francisco Bay from Oakland/Berkeley hills, 5:00 p.m. today.
In these parts of the world, on New Year’s Eve, many people make a New Year’s Resolution. It is a commitment or a promise the individual makes to him/herself for changing or improving something in his/her life over the coming year. Most people make resolutions which involve a better lifestyle, such as exercising and quitting smoking. Taking better care of finances and professional opportunities are also among the most common New Year’s Resolutions. I have a list every year on New Year’s Eve. Throughout the year, then, I try to adhere to those “wishes,” and if I haven’t accomplished them by Nowrooz, I make them my Nowrooz wishes, and start all over again! I will share with you parts of my list. I would like to invite you to make some wishes and resolutions, too, and share them with us.
My 2008 Wish List
  1. I wish for world peace in 2008. I hope loss of innocent human lives stops in 2008. I hope all the mean people in the world to wake up tomorrow and be incapable of hating anymore.
  2. I resolve to lose weight.
  3. I resolve to quit smoking.
  4. I resolve to work harder on my career this year.
  5. I wish my niece gets well and her red blood cells don’t attack her body anymore.
  6. I wish my older son will be admitted to a good university this year. I wish my younger son to continue on his path of positive growth and self discovery.
  7. I wish Kavoos would pass his horrible exams.
  8. I wish Mehran would finish his last two terms successfully.
  9. I wish Leva would laugh at how silly it was to worry about January 2008.
  10. I wish Bayram would fall in love.
  11. I wish Maryam would get the job of her dreams at Stanford Medical Center.
  12. I resolve to read more books this year. I need to start and finish reading the 12 books on my nightstand (the ones I dust every week, but don’t have time to read).
  13. I wish to go to Iran this year.
  14. I resolve to take more serious steps in improving my writing. I must attend a writing class. I want to get started on my book this year.
  15. I wish my friend gets a US visa and comes to visit the man she loves.
  16. I wish I would become stronger and more able to forget some of the painful memories of my past.
  17. I resolve to look into yoga this year (notice I only want to “look in” for now).
  18. I wish for myself and others without a partner to be thunder struck with the love of a good person this year. Life is too short.
  19. I wish to learn Scottish dancing. Better yet, I wish to learn Kurdish dancing this year.
  20. I resolve to clean my garage (it’s a mess, believe me).
    Happy New Year Everybody!

41 comments:

يكي مثه همه said...

hee hee Im the first leaving a comment...
chaaaashm az labu foroosham barat ax migiraaam:))
I dont have your email
I'll check your weblog to find it.
I hope you a year with all your new and old wishes come true dear dear NAZY
BOOOOOS

يكي مثه همه said...

I often keep my wishes in my heart until they come true:)...but now I wish health and joy for everyone and I hope all wishes come true in this year.
Best wishes for you

masoud said...

ساقیا پیمانه پر کن زانکه صاحب مجلست
آرزو می بخشد و اسرار می دارد نگاه
جنت نقدست اینجا عیش و عشرت تازه کن
زانکه درجنت خدابربنده ننویسد گناه
دوستداران دوستکامند و حریفان باادب
پیشکاران نیکنام و صف نشینان نیکخواه
ساز چنگ آهنگ عشرت صحن مجلس جای رقص
خال جانان دانةدل زلف ساقی دام راه
دور ازین بهتر نباشد ساقیا عشرت گزین
حال ازین خوشتر نباشد حافظا ساغر بخواه

سلام نازی خانم،این هدیه ای برای توست که:صاحب مجلسی و آرزو می بخشی و اسرار نگاه می داری و دوستداری و دوستکامی و با ادب و نیکنام و نیکخواه.رقص هم که ماشاءالله
خداوند آرزوهایت را برآورده کند.واقعا هر که هر چه آرزو دارد تو کرده ای.من هم از همین قبیل.بجز یکی.تو مگر .......می کشی؟

jeerjeerak said...

and i wish you well nazy janam. happy 2008 to you too:)

بانوي جشنواره زمستان said...

هر سالي که آغاز مي شود نشان دهنده آن است که خداوند هنوز به نسل بشر اميدوار است
سال نو مبارک

Marzieh said...

wow I love your wishes nazy jounam

I wish you and your beloved family the best ............

Happy New Year !

مانا said...

سلام و سال نو مبارک. امیدوارم به همه آرزوهاتون برسین بخصوص شماره سیزده.ما منتظریم

! said...

نازی جونم سلام
آرزوهات من رو یاد چند کار نکرده و عده ای آرزوی عقب افتاده انداخت !!!
آخه می دونی من معتقدم آرزو کردن با کار کردن در اغلب اوقات موازی است !!

! said...

امیدوارم همه ی آرزوهات رنگ واقعیت به خودشون بگیرن و همه ی کارهای
نکردت هم انجام بشن ...
امیدوارم که صلح و ثبات همیشه برقرار و بر دوام باشه ، خودخواهی و خود بینی و طمع دست از سر همه ی صاحبان قدرت برداره ، فقر ریشه کن بشه و جهان قابل سکونت تر از حال بشه برای همه ...
من اون موردهایی رو که به سلامتی بر می گشت امیدوارم هر چه سریعتر جامع عمل بپوشونی !!!
مواردی که به دوستان مربوط می شد هم که امیدوارم همه عاقبت به خیر بشن !!!
در مورد آیتم 13 امیدوارم که پایبند قولت باشی !!!!!!!!
واقعا امیدوارم که همه ی کسانی که آرزوهای زیادی دارن به خواسته های معقول شون برسن !
امیدوارم همیشه با بچه ها زندگی شادی داشته باشی و هر سه موفق باشین

امیدوارم مورد 18 خیلی زود محقق بشه و در وحله ی اول گردن من رو بگیره و بدبخت بشم !!!!
LOL
و خوب به نظر من تو کاملا قوی هستی برای اینکه از پس مشکلات بر بیای ، ولی امیدوارم قوی تر هم بشی ! البته در مورد مورد آخر و انباری من باید آرزو کنم کمی تنبلی رو کنار بگذاری و جمعش کنی دیگه بابا ! این که آرزو کردن نداره آخه !!!
LOL
خوب شاد باشی و موفق

Tameshk said...

Nazy joonam

Happy New Year! I hope every single one of your wishes becomes true!

I am so happy since I know I will see you in a couple of weeks ;) we are coming there around January 19th.

Many Kisses
Roja

ا. ش. said...

سلام بر شما! باز هم سال نو میلادی مبارک جانت باشد! من هم عیناً همان صحبت های فرشاد را تکرار می کنم و یک مورد اضافه این که ان شاءالله طبیعت نگاهت را دامنگیرتر کند!ء

Assal said...

NAZY JOONAM:

I would love to "look into" yoga with you.

And I hope all your resolutions work out and that all your wishes come true for this year. Your first wish is the most significant and if enough people care to wish for it, it will some day become a reality!

Love,

Assal

Aida said...

May all your wishes come true.
Happy New Year.
Aida

نیلوفر said...

Happy new year to you too Nazy jan.
I hope all wishes come true ...
Whatever is good comes true...

bayramali said...

nazy jan
thank you so mach, you always think about your friends. I appreciate for your nice wishing about me. but I can't figure out is it DOAA or NEFRIN!!! ;D

Leva said...

:)
Thank you! I feel so special to be in your list now! I wish all your wishes come true. For you and for your loved ones.

cheers

Daisy said...

Salam bar Nazy azizam

I found you very honest and brave to post all your wishes. I hope I can be more like you and be able to say all my wishes out load. Maybe my first New Year’s Resolutions should be to be a stronger person,,,

Nazy said...

Salam Halat Jan:

Thank you for your kind comment. The picture would be awesome! My email address is: nazyk at hotmail dot com. Happy New Year!

Nazy said...

Salam Masoud Jan:

What a beautiful poem. Thank you. I hope all your wishes come true, too. Yes, unfortunately, I do have a smoking habit which I will hopefully kick this year. Thanks again for your kind comment.

Nazy said...

Salam Jeerjeerak Jan: Thank you my friend. I hope all your wishes come true in 2008. I hope to be able to see you again this year. Happy New Year azizam.

Nazy said...

Salam Neda Jan:

Of course God has hope in us! We should find hope in God. Have a beautiful winter's day in my lovely Tehran.

Nazy said...

Thank you Marzieh Jan, and the same to you and your beautiful family. Happy New Year.

Nazy said...

Hee Hee Mana Jan! It wasn't my most important wish, so it came towards the end! I can't keep too many secrets about myself, so you will know if and when it happens. Happy New Year azizam. Your friend, Ghamar.

Nazy said...

Salam Farshad Jan:

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment. I hope this is the year you will be thunder struck with love! My garage is a mess and it is no longer easy to clean it up! I will need lots of help and time to put it back into order. Perhaps some of my friends in the area can volunteer to help me! Be happy Farshad Jan.

Nazy said...

Salam Tameshk Jan:

And the same to you, my friend! I'm delighted you will be coming out way. I hope you will stay this time! I can't wait to see you and Hossein. Happy New Year Janam.

Nazy said...

Salam Alef Shin Jan:

Thank you for your kind comment. You are so right. I live in a very beautiful part of the world and if only I can make the time, there is so much natural beauty to be seen and appreciated. As I have said befoe, nature is a good place to worship God for me, too. I will heed your call and add "nature" to my wish list. Thank you. Happy New Year.

Nazy said...

Salam Assal Jan:

Really? You would look into Yoga with me? That would be fabulous, if I don't have to go by myself! I will look for a place nearby we could try. Thank you very much my friend.

Nazy said...

Aida Jan,

Welcome back! Missed you. Happy New Year to you, too. I hope all your wishes are realized in 2008. Come back again soon.

Nazy said...

Thank you Niloufar Jan:

This is going to be your year! Start planning for the best things to happen to you! Take care azizam.

Nazy said...

Salam Aghaye Bayramali:

It was a "doaa," not a "nefrin!" You need to start getting with the program my friend! Happy New Year.

Nazy said...

Happy New Year Leva Jan. Of course you are on my list. This will be a very good year, you will see azizam. My best wishes also to sweet Vahid.

Nazy said...

Dear Daisy:

You are plenty brave! As I have grown older, I have fewer and fewer reservations and "secrets." Rest assured, when I was 25 like you, I said very little about my feelings, hopes, fears, and dreams! You are just perfect as you are. Happy New Year Daisy Jan.

Ehsan Akhbari said...

I wish you get all your wishes in 2008.

Nazy said...

Salam Ehsan Jan:

Thank you. Happy New Year to you and the unforgettable Maryam.

After50 said...

نازی گرامی سلام
امید وارم آرزو هایت جامه عمل پوشد
سال نو مبارک باد

50+

! said...

سلام نازی جان
من فکر می کنم برای این گاراژ تو من باید یه نامه به بوش بنویسم که به من یه ویزای فوری بده بیام کمک !!
ها ها ها

Nazy said...

Salam 50+ Jan:

Thank you so much for coming and for your kind wishes. I hope 2008 is a year of peace and friendship and love for all, and especially you and your family. Take care.

Nazy said...

Salam Farshad Jan:

I laughed a lot reading that comment! Honestly, to clean my garage I will now need as much help as I can get! I don't know about your coming all the way here for the job, but you should feel invited and welcome to my home anytime (but I will have to keep you away from my garage, as it is really ugly now). Perhaps between now and Nowrooz I can do something about it! Take care.

Heather Rastovac said...

Nazy Joon! I can help facilitate manifesting one of your resolutions! That's it! When I come back down to Berkeley, I am teaching you Kurdish line dance!

Nazy said...

Heather Joonam:

Thank you! You've got yourself a dancing date when you hopefully retun in March! Yippee!

Youhanna Parvizinejad said...

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