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!


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to share something I read today:

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism." ~Erma Bombeck

Anonymous said...

I really feel the good energies that you are sending.
I am sure that you will have nice time in Berkley, some of the friends are there too.

Anonymous said...

سلام خوش آمدی

چه متن قشنگی را برایمان نقل کرده عسل..
عالی بود.
خوش باشی نازی جان


merci Asal jan
This is more than *something*!aali bood.


Anonymous said...

You're welcome Marzieh Jan!

It was my favorite out of a book of quotes I was reading..


Anonymous said...

hi dear nazy
I come back again.whit 2 blog full og incorrect sentense.excuse for All.
perhaps I can come to your city berkeley. I want apply to best university of your city.
I can to see you Mrs nazy.wowwwwwww

Unknown said...

Nazy joon,

welcome back from your trip! I went hiking in Tahoe area for the 4th of July. So no fire works for me this year..
hope you had a good trip. I missed the conference in Berkeley and would love to hear from you about it.. cheers, Nasim

Anonymous said...

Where are u my dear? I miss u! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Nazy jan; Glad to hear that you are getting better.
I really hope your happiness will last for a long long time...

Take care and enjoy your time!

Chakameh Azimpour said...

Salam Nazy joon. I just saw your wonderful photos from London. Isn't it lovely to be there? I am so happy to hear you had good time over there, and I hope your energy last long :-))

Shadi said...

Nazi joon
i read you always n always even on my busiest days. hope you are doing great. it's 9 todays and your last post dates back to 4th. i hope a lot of good things and great people dont leave you any time to write.
much love

Anonymous said...


How is everything?where are you??