Guest Post: Pye's Reflections
My mom has been writing some thoughts down and is OK with me sharing them here. She's a survivor to say the least and been through quite a lot over several continents in her life and somehow still the most kind and positive person I know. I'm sharing them here for everyone and also for myself. As a parent ages, there seems to be more gravity in the moments they share some wisdom. Maybe because I'm old enough to appreciate it.
Here are a few things she recently shared in no particular order:
This event happened when I was in middle school
1968 winter in Tehran, Iran; I was 14 years old and in 8th grade. I would wake up very early to
walk about a half a mile to catch the public bus to go to school. At this time, as far as I
remember; public schools had no buses, so we had no school buses, it was our responsibly to find a way to get to school. Usually there were schools fairly close to your home that were
roughly anywhere from a 10 to 45 minutes walk. I picked a school much further to my house, so
I had to walk and get to the bus and 1/2 hour ride on the bus, then another 15 minutes walk to
school. Getting to school was quite a adventure, and a fun one at that. One of those days during
a cold winter, we had a lot of snow the night prior, I got up and as usual had my breakfast,
packed my lunch and headed towards the door when I heard my mom yelling, "make sure to put
galosh on not shoes, it is icy out there, be carful!", but I didn't listen; it was not cool to wear
galosh as I thought they were ugly. I didn't have any nice boots to wear so I just put my shoes
on and headed out the door. I did great the whole walk to the bus station. The bus was packed
as usual and no room to sit. I remember every day the bus was crowded, it was no room to
move nor to breath. any how, it was my stop, and i had to get off but there was no room to
move. With struggle, I was able to move to the front of the bus and get off it. As soon as I
stepped out of the bus, I slipped on the ice and I fell, every body laughed; it was kind of funny
though, it was funnier when I got up I slipped again and again, but at last I was able to get my
balance and get up, I shook the snow off and started walking towards my school. The whole
way to school I was hearing my mom yelling, "put the galosh on is not the shoes day."
Life is too short, why wasting it in hatred.
Hatred brings sadness.
Hatred brings misery, and take too much of your energy; so be wise and surround yourself with
I am almost 62 years old, but I don't feel it, I don't act it, and I have trouble believing it! Is it true;
all these years gone by me?
Sometimes, I think where all these years gone by! Did I take the most use of them?or I did some
wasting along the way! I know, my time on earth is getting shorter and shorter, but there still are
so many things I have to do, so many tasks to complete, so many goals to achieve, and so
many work to continue.
There are goals to achieve!
There are dreams to catch!
There are wishes to come true! places to see, new people to meet, and observe peace on earth!
I wish I could plant more kindness in people's hearts
I wish i could bring people together!
I wish I could prove to people that we, all are human and we must be kind to one another
I had no idea that I would see the world this way in my life time. I always dreamt about seeing
peace everywhere, but all I see now, is war, killing, bombing , and destroying places!
What had happened to mankind? Why everywhere you go , you see hatred, greed and not
caring for one another.
if you follow any religion; no religion preaches these kind of behavior, they all say take care of
your neighbor and be kind to one another and do good deeds each day. So I don't understand;
where all these people coming from to go around; bulling others, killing innocent people. Taking
people houses and their lands!
Who are these people?
Where are they coming from?
Are they human?
Do they have heart?
Do they have feelings?
Do they value life?
Do they care for anybody?
Let's change the world together; by being a good human,kind, passionate and caring one.
Let's plant love in everywhere and in each person's heart
Let's change the mean DNA to the kind one!
Pye's words and some of sayings;
"I don't remember any of my Birthday!! that is why I am ageless!" Payameh
"No matter how fast I run in life, never is fast enough, and I am always behind." Payameh
"What is wrong with us?, we always want more!, be happy with what you have and be proud of
what you are." Payameh
"Life is too short, enjoy it while you can, you never know what will tomorrow bring!" Payameh
"At all times don't you ever forget humanity" Payameh
We, as a human have to accept that we are not perfect, nobody is perfect, and no matter how
hard you try you can not be perfect at all times. We all make mistakes, but if we recognize it, we
are a step ahead of the game of life, but if we keep denying it, it will create disaster.
There is solution to every problem, but we have to find that solution.
First; recognize the problem
second; address the problem
Third communicate and resolve it
Life is too precious and at the same time too short, enjoy it while you can, you never know what
tomorrow will bring!
Take long walks!
Enjoy fresh air!
Be nice to one another!
Listen to people!
Do not regret the past,
Learn from your mistake, learn from them and do not repeat your mistake!
Take life easy and be patient, no matter how you take it, life will go by fast!
Do I have the power to change the world?
Do I have the power to bring peace everywhere?
Do I have the power to spread love everywhere?
Do I have the power to erase hatred from the face of universe?
No, I don't think so, but I have the power to change myself!
I have the power to love and spread love all around me!
I have the power to erase hatred off my heart and my life!
I have the power to be example of a decent human being!
I have the power to be helpful, positive, compassionate, caring individual!
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