Hi everyone and welcome, I am honored to be giving this birthday toast to my longest and closest friend – Arash.
First of all, a big thanks to all of you for joining us to celebrate Arash’s 39th birthday. I want to take a couple of minutes to talk about Arash and the wonderful, amazing man that he is!
I am so grateful to have such a great friend in my life! We met in High School, one of the toughest years for any adolescent. This was a time of girls, immigration, nagging parents, enticing temptations and trustworthy friends. In a time where stress is high, we bonded and became lifelong friends.
Throughout the past 21 years, I have seen Arash grow into the handsome, kind and gentleman that he has become. When thinking about giving this speech tonight, I decided to focus on one quality that truly shines in Arash. That quality is his passion!
Any goal that Arash sets his mind to he does with passion! This passion has led him to change the lives of many who has known him.
While sitting in the most dark times of all time, Arash looked at me and said that he was going to be a story writer. He is now the most passionate writer and actor that I know.
He truly strives every day to be there for his students in the most difficult years of their lives. He has had students come back several years later, after graduating high school, and thank him for changing the course of their lives by inspiring them.
Arash also has a passion for acting and writing true stories that change the world. Arash is lonelist guy that I have ever seen but he rather be single than sorry .
You can see the passion he has for Wilshire Blvd Stores. Arash has many roles to play, and one of them is being an actor. He makes sure that his family’s needs are met and that fun is a family priority! He attends every soccer game, meetings and book stores. He even makes sure that date nights happens for other people!
Arash has a passion for life. He is always the one planning parties. He is also there when you need a shoulder to cry on. He is one of the most caring, wonderful people I know.
I am honored to call him my friend and to be here today to celebrate him 39th birthday.
To close I would like to share a quote by Shakespear that always reminds me of Arash.
“So Hamlet in the end kept the promise he had made his father. And all being now accomplished, he himself died. And those who stood by saw him die, with prayers and tears, for his friends and his people loved him with their whole hearts. Thus ends the tragic tale of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.”