Wrapped in Love
My friends surprised me with an early birthday celebration this year. I learned at the implementation stages, that Leva and Jahanshah had coordinated everyone else in a plan to "surprise" me! The poor guy who gave away the surprise, His Majesty, got an earful from me, that is before I got into the swing of things and started enjoying myself! This cake was quite possibly the biggest and most delicious chocolate cake I had ever seen and tasted! The blue butterfly on top, a design my friend Jahanshah had picked, resembles the blue butterfly which is my avatar when I write on Iranian.com. I was touched by my friends' kindness and generosity one more time. And so, my week-long birthday celebrations continue! Well, since it's inevitable to grow old, perhaps it's better to do it with the help of our friends, wrapped in love (you know the Molana poem which says "I am wrapped in love," or dar asheghi pichideh-am?)
The best part of my life has always been the part in which I have been wrapped in love, surrounded by loving friends and family, and people who would give me a chance to love them. Do you realize what a great gift people give us when they let us love them? It has happened very infrequently, but the few times in my life when I loved someone who didn't let me show that love, my life has been poorer and bereft of joy and light for it. Am I making sense to you? Let people love you. Let them show you their love. You are giving a great gift to them and to yourself at the same time.Anyhow, I would much rather celebrate every day of life as opposed to making a big deal out of just one day, birthdays. But the spontaneous separate birthday celebrations continue all the way through next Monday, immersing me in kindness and generosity, wrapping me in love.I know what true bliss in life is--it is a life full of friendships and love, and a home filled with peace and joy of life. I have it all, I'll have you know. I do.