By Andi Saitowitz
My dearest Israel,
Let me start by wishing that you be blessed with good health, peace and prosperity. May you continue to enjoy abundant energy, vitality and growth.
May you be blessed with strength.
The kind of strength that enables you to stay strong in your values and principles and integrity. May your physical strength and might protect and defend you through danger, strife and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. May your emotional strength continue to drive your passion, chutzpah and keep you real, unpredictable, awesome and authentic. May your spiritual strength guard and protect you always and allow you the resilience and fortitude to keep the faith in often terribly turbulent trials.
May your unparalleled creativity and innovation pioneer new paths that continue to bring advancement, brilliance and unprecedented masterpieces into the universe benefiting the entire planet.
May you always have the capacity to welcome new and old friends from all over the world and embrace everyone, with love and kindness.
May your goodness continue to be a tremendous source of inspiration near and far and may you always share your gifts by making a meaningful difference and contribution to everyone who you touch with your magic.
May your light shine bright.
May your size keep you humble.
May your enemies turn into friends.
May your natural beauty bring you so much delight and pleasure and joy.
And may your miraculous being in existence always be a message of never-ending hope, optimism and the promise of a better and brighter tomorrow to all the world.
Your life isn’t always easy, I know.
You are often abused, criticized, ridiculed and attacked. You are the center of so many fights and I feel your aching pains. I see your scars, wounds and broken bones. I can’t imagine how many sleepless nights you endure and how much suffering you overcome. And above all, you sacrifice so much every single day to defend your right to just be. So we can be here together with you.
You are the only home my children know.
On your special day, I want to let you know that my love and appreciation for you is unconditional always.
May all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.
May Hashem shower His greatest blessings over you always.
I feel so deeply privileged, thankful and blessed to share this time with you.
About the writer:
A certified Life Coach from the esteemed Adler Institute as well as a member of the International Coaching Federation and a Global Lumina Practitioner, Andi Saitowitz has an Honors Degree in Organizational Psychology from Bar Ilan University and a MA in Organizational Communication, Research and Practice from the University of South Africa. Fifteen years’ experience in international fundraising and donor relations in the non-profit sector, Andi is also the author of the ‘Rise and Shine Personal Development Journal’ available worldwide in English and Hebrew. She is currently completing her Master Practitioner Qualification in NLP. Andi fulfilled her Zionist dream and lives with her husband and three children in Ra’anana, Israel.