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Ghazal Omid (‫غزل امید‬‎)
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I know I sound like a priest, but all religions recognize kindness as a basic foundation of their teachings. It doesn’t’ matter if there is a person who is a recipient of your kindness or just a small sparrow! Kindness is the language that both blind and deaf can see and hear it
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Tonight we heard of my mum’s long time friends from #Iran passed away due to lung cancer. Las week another one, the week before that someone else. I was talking to nurses which one of them served in Saudi Arabia, she mentioned “there is also a surge of Lung Cancer in Saudi.” Apparently scientists trying to understand ramification of Persian Gulf War and the Eight long years Iraq, Iran on public health in Middle East. Just because boarders and languages separate us doesn’t mean we can escape a common disease caused by Wars in Middle East. If you are in living in #MiddleEast, I urge you to check yourself and your children and your elder parents in particular. 
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Doing the right thing is not hard but one has to commit to it. Deciding its good not only for themselves, for the society but also for the future generations to teach them through actions to do at least one random act of #kindness per day.
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Our world if full of ignorance, cruelty and hate. Yet, we could change it if all of us committed ourselves to one random act of kindness per day. To offset all the hate and brutality of our world we must set up a lifetime commitment of one random act of #kindness per day. Teaching children this new role in life will not only empower the next generation to imagine more than we ever have but enlighten their heart and mind to be good to others. Imagine, if our entire world population would do one random act of kindness per day!
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#Heroism in real life is different than portrait by the Hollywood. Being a hero to someone doesn’t take courage, ability to jump buildings, or wearing specialty made suits but just being there and commit to do one random act of kindness per day is heroism. 
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This weekend is the birthday of Ali (AS) the first Imam of Shi’a the forth Kahlif of Sunni Muslims. Ali was born inside the Ka’ba and was killed in Mosque during morning prayers in Ramadan. His title Amir Al Momenin brought from heavens by Gabriel during the day of Al Ghadir when Prophet (PBH) announced his leadership. While Shi’a and Sunni disagrees leadership of Muslims no one can argue that Ali was chosen by the Almighty based on his qualities not his relation to prophet Mohammed (PBH). Omar the Second Khalif always referred to him as Amir Al Momenin
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A beloved Dog from Iran 
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For those of you in Saudi Arabi and care about your lung health this is an interesting article to read…
Lung cancer accounts for 4% of all newly diagnosed cancers in Saudi Arabia. The pattern of presentation is unknown. The objectives of this study were to assess the clinical, radiological, pathological, biochemical and bronchoscopic abnormalities in lung ...
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You can be anyone and being kind at the same time. #Kindness doesn’t have limitation to the location, time, or job category and certainly not performed for the camera, but randomly, authentically and without a pride!
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I love this quote from Mother #Teresa. While not everyone can afford to live a complete selfless life, all of us are capable of committing ourselves to random act of kindness. When I was 14 decided that I want to be that person and when I was 18 I decided that no day will ever becomes night without doing one random act of kindness every day. It doesn’t matter if its just a smile, saying hello to an elderly man or a woman or simply trying to help someone crossing the street, opening door for someone on the wheelchair or helping them with their grocery. 
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It doesn’t matter who you are and what position you have in the society, if you truly wish to do something for #humanity, you will find ways to do it and if you decide not to, I am certain you will also find excuses!
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Ghazal Omid, Executive Director for Iran & its

Ghazal Omid is an award-winning author, commentator, lecturer, and religious scholar.  Born and raised in Iran of Kurdish-Persian ancestry, Omid is a Canadian citizen and a U.S legal permanent resident. Drawing from her diverse heritage, Omid has dedicated her life to finding common ground between people of all faiths and backgrounds. A leading commentator on cultural and religious affairs, Omid has published an award-winning memoir, Living In Hell, and has provided hundreds of radio interviews and television appearances, including appearances on leading cable news networks such as Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and CSPAN.  In addition, Omid has consulted for members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives on matters pertaining to Iran, human rights, and the peaceful integration of Islam into American society.

Omid is the founder and executive director of Iran & Its, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting intercultural exchange and understanding. Through a variety of arts and education programs, Iran & Its has distinguished itself as a vital bridge between the Muslim and western world. Under Omid’s stewardship, Iran & Its has spearheaded a number of groundbreaking cross-cultural initiatives, such as founding an online Iranian and Persian art museum, establishing a dental exchange program, and sponsoring a performance and concert series featuring some of the Iran’s most compelling artists and musicians. In working closely with a wide range of NGOs, individual philanthropists, international organizations and governments, Iran & Its has been an instrumental force for correcting misrepresentations and misconceptions about the Iranian people while heralding the rich legacy of Persian artistic and democratic achievements.

Omid’s latest project, Mr. Nightingale, is a children’s story that tells the tale of a young girl and her best friend and pet bird, Mr. Nightingale. With its moving prose and delightful illustrations, Mr. Nightingale reinforces a timeless message of compassion and generosity.

A large portion of the proceeds of the book will be used to provide medical treatment for eight Iranian children who were disfigured in a 2006 fire accident. Over the last six years, these children have been unable to afford surgery and medical care to restore their limbs and faces. Through the hard work of Iran & Its and its countless supporters and allies, Mr. Nightingale hopes to finally provide the funding and resources necessary to transport the children to the United States where they will receive the care they need.


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    Psychology, 1992 - 1994
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    Computer, 1990 - 1991
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