Happy Fourth of July!
City of Pleasant Hill Fourth of July Parade. Photo from here.
Today is a national holiday in the US. Americans celebrate Independence Day by participating in parades, displaying American flags, and attending fireworks after dark. Families get together and have barbeques and picnics, too. I will be going to Berkeley to attend some of the speeches at The 19th International Annual Conference of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation, which is taking place this weekend, starting today. If there is anything report-worthy, I will report it later.
I am also going to be visiting with my dear friends in Berkeley during the conference. Though I still have a scratchy voice, I am feeling really happy today! Some big worry I had which was weighing me down for a while has been resolved and that makes me even happier today. Life is good and we must never underestimate the power of wishing good things for ourselves and for others, because it really does work! Have a good Friday and holiday everyone!