Tuesday, 26 May 2020

With my Little Sister in Panama

💟 I am so happy my little sister, Dr Mateen Pourgol, JD (a personal injury lawyer in Ontario) came all the way from Canada to visit us. 💟 — with Mateen Pourgol in Panama

Walking in the neighborhood

I love walking in the neighborhood. It gives me immense pleasure to see the houses, which for me is the very mirror of life.

I only have to cast my eyes on each house to feel the spirit of the place, its history and the creativity of its owners. Each house tells me a fascinating story. I am mesmerized by the aura of each building.

For decades when I travelled to tropical places, while everyone else went to the beach I would walk in the neighborhood to see the local houses. I would dream of the day where I too could live in a bright colored tropical home with palm trees.

💟 I am grateful to God for bringing my dream to reality. 💟
feeling blessed in Panama

🌞 Eat Less, Walk More! 🌞

Now that the party month of December is over it is time to get back in shape!
You do not need to go all out. All it takes to get in shape, to improve your health and decrease chance of major disorders such as diabetes and heart attacks is to walk 10 minutes every day. In a year you will be walking 60 hours!
I now walk at least one hour a day. But I did not start like this. Over 4 years ago when I lost 60 pounds and started my journey to a healthy life style, I started walking just 10 minutes per day and gradually increased it.
You have to start somewhere and 10 minutes is all it takes to physiologically improve your cardiovascular and musculoskeletal system.
🚴‍♂️ Healthy life, happy life! 🚴‍♂️
feeling energized in Panama.

Kid in a Candy Store in Panama!

I feel like a kid in a candy store in Panama! I get to see citrus trees everyday in the neighborhood, a childhood dream come true for me.
💟 I love citrus trees. 💟 Their shape, fragrance, fruits, flowers and leaves energize me.
feeling thankful in Panama

Persian Silk Tree - Playa Blanca - Panama

A simple pleasure of life for me is to feel the silkiness of the Persian Silk Tree flower on my face and hands. It is pure bliss!

💟 I love this tree. 💟 My grandfather had this tree in his home in the village of Foshtom in Gilan, where I spent every summer. Everyday I used to rub a flower on my face and hands.

Now I get to repeat a childhood experience! Panama is paradise and I am blessed to have this tree near me.
feeling blessed in Panama

I am blessed!

I am blessed! Thanks to God, Many of my dreams have come true.

Since the first time I saw bougainvillea in the Margarita Island in Venezuela about 25 years ago I fell in love with it. 💞 It is my #1 most favorite flower.

Since then I promised myself to one day live where this flower could naturally grow outside. Now I live in a neighborhood that almost every neighbor has a few bougainvilleas!
feeling blessed in Panama

RIP Sheyda

I just found out Sheyda, wife of one of our family friends was in the airplane that went down in Iran. They were married for ten years.
My deepest condolences to Hassan and his family. I cannot imagine what he is going through. May God give him strength in these trying times.
— in Toronto, Ontario