Birthday Blessings

Today is my birthday, and this is my birthday blessing to you. I wrote this a few years back and now dig it out each year on my birthday to share:

I am grateful beyond measure that G-d has put each of you in my life.  
Some for a reason, some for a season, some for a lifetime.  

Since there is no such thing as coincidence, luck or chance, 
I know for sure that our souls were instructed to share in this dance.

We learn from each other and accomplish missions as a team, 
Some face to face; some across a sea and a computer screen.

What you each mean to me, I wouldn’t know where to begin…
But you’ve helped me become better, to make a home in this skin.

So, to bless you today with powers from Above…
Is my gift to you, in gratitude and love.

I bless you with happiness and Light for all days,
Abundance in both material and spiritual ways.

Health, wealth, life, love, and all things eternally…
Emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally.

Life can’t always be easy, since that’s not the plan,
But you will have strength for the task and a backbone to stand.

The courage to seek and live by the Truth,
Even when you have nothing to show as your proof.

That you will be tired from work, not tired from worry,
And you will learn that life mustn’t be lived in a hurry.

That every ounce of pain will multiply your gain,
And at least once per year you should dance in the rain!

You will hold your head high, with a big happy grin,
And scream to the world, “It feels so good to win!”

The race isn’t against anyone else or the clock,
It’s against your old habits and old mental blocks.

You’ll never stop trying, or learning or growing,
You’ll always be grateful for all that’s unfolding.

You’ll say “thank you”, “I’m sorry”, and “You’re right” when they’re needed,
And always listen carefully to advice when it’s heeded.

We can grow up, old, angry, or wise…
Not all of these are healthy, but who am I to advise?

Humility requires a strong and quiet inner power.
Just this one sacred secret could lead to your finest hour.

If there are no big tests, then there is no big victory
So, how do you want to write your own history?

As I wrap up this blessing to your heart from mine,
The key is to smile from your HEART and choose JOY every time.

All my love,


Chaya Ben-Shabat
Chaya is a mom, entrepreneur, success coach, athlete, student, dreamer, and world traveler.   She is also the founder and CEO of an up-and-coming international school system, designed to revolutionize global education.  She works with highly determined women to help them bust through their obstacles, discover and channel their inner superpowers, and master the tools and skills necessary to design and create the life of their dreams.

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