Dr. Mona Mofid receiving a donation on behalf of the American Melanoma foundation at the 2015 Portfolios with Purpose award ceremony with Stacey Asher and Jonathan Herman
Dr. Mona Mofid promoting "play sun smart" at petco Park with junior superstar Chris Evans and Former MLB player Mark Loretta
Dr. Mona Mofid with the Padres on SunSafety Day
Dr. Mona Mofid with Gran Fondo Colnago, Alessandro Colnago, Rob Klinsmith, World Champion Paola Bettini, & President of Briko Carlo Boroli representing the american melanoma foundation (Link to Article)
Dr. Mona Mofid's Stunning Office Waitroom
Dr. Mona Z. Mofid, F.A.A.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Medical Director, American Melanoma Foundation
8929 University Center Lane, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92122
I want to share with you one of my favorite short stories given to me by my mother
...and I wish you enough. - Dr. Mona
I Wish You Enough (by Bob Perks)
Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you enough."
The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom."
They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry.
I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?"
"Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?"
"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral,"she said.
"When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'. May I ask what that means?"
She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone."
She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more. "When we said, I wish you enough', we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them."
Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory. I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright, I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough "hellos" to get you through the final "good-bye."
She then began to cry and walked away.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.
Take time to live......To all my friends and loved ones, I wish you enough.