As we went to press with this early edition of "Notations", our team is watching a special on the plight of refugees broadcasting on Al Jazeera. It was also quite distressing as we reviewed reports from the New York Times on Sunday as we reviewed reporting on all who are eyeing to leave conflict zones. The number of Passport requests has risen 5-fold in Afghanistan to 5,000 a day as the Taliban are wrecking havoc throughout Afghanistan and as refugees continue to suffer ever more escaping the trouble spots of our World.
We wanted to share this our founder released earlier that we hope brings some sense of hope especially on this World Peace Day:
On the eve of @Pontifex visit here in the US, hope all enjoy his List of 10 Tips for Becoming a Happier Person: http://t.co/8y1zBlGGNr— Mike Pouraryan (@mikepouraryan) September 21, 2015
The Holy Father's 10 Secret to Happiness is truly something to aspire to. It was also of note as we were reminded of the acronym Hope:
- Hang On
- Pain Ends
It is small comfort to the thousands who have been displaced by war and not forgetting this old admonition:
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius— Great Minds Quotes (@GreatestQuotes) September 21, 2015