Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Birthday wishes

In Israel, there is a very nice custom in which the birthday person gives special blessings to those around her. I happen to be celebrating a special birthday (no not an even number, I just think all my birthdays are very special). In this tradition, I bestow my blessings upon you.

May your home look the same way when you walk in the door after a long day as you did when you left it. May there be no cups on the table, crumbs on the floor or food in the TV room.

Unless of course you want your home to look different from what you left in the morning. Then I wish that for you.

May your teenagers answer their phones whenever you call them.

May they still have their phones for you to call them.

May all your cabinet doors be closed, especially if you're standing up after bending over to get something. And if it wasn't may the swear words that pour forth from your mouth go unheard by your teenagers.

May your car stop making that funny noise that sounds like this: KA-CHING.

May your boss not tell you, when you ask for a raise, "Excellent timing, Bibi is making us give you a cost-of-living raise of .02%".

May your dog always greet you at the door (because L-rd knows your teenagers won't).

(For you younger moms--this is an equal opportunity blog)--May your kids get into and out of their carseats by themselves (including the 'click'), shower by themselves and yes, wipe themselves. On that note, may you be able to use the bathroom by yourselves, with the door closed.

(For the men out there): May you always shower your women with compliments and love. You know they deserve it, even when they order you around.

May your children always forget to log out of their facebook pages so you can see what's going on in their lives.

And may you find no surprises there when you do.

May you always get a cart at the supermarket with wheels that work. (Hey, a girl can dream.)

And may you be in the fast lane when you get to the cashier.

And may the cashier say to you, "Would you like some help with the bagging?"

May you always remember what you went upstairs to get. Or at least remember it before you give up and go back downstairs.

May the TV show you are downloading do so quickly.

May your printer always have ink.

May your internet always be up.

May your blogs be filled with comments [almost] as witty as your post.

And finally may your lives be filled with health, prosperity, peace and love and many, many more birthdays.

11 comments:

Fern Chasida said...

May your coffee always be rich and strong (kind of like your men).

May you never get to the middle of a book and realize you've already read it.

May the hair on your living room floor be from the dog and not your head.

May you always be blessed with equally witty friends wishing you a wonderful birthday!

Anonymous said...

Great Post! Thanks and remember the best people are born in March.
Happy Birthday!!!

nw

Isreview said...

As the first post of yours I ever read I gotta say I'm hooked:)

May you have many many more (blessings and birthdays,that is)
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Daniela
http://isreview1.blogspot.com

ilanadavita said...

May you be blessed with all that you wish and need.
Nice to see you on the blog.

Mrs Belogski said...

Brilliant - and so accurate! May you write many more posts like this.
Mazal tov and happy birthday!

SuperRaizy said...

May your laundry hamper always be empty and your refrigerator always full.
May your teenagers' moods swing up more often than they swing down.

Gila Rose said...

Baila, this post was worthy of your Very Special Birthday. Too funny! I have nothing witty to add. And I hope all of your wishes (for us) come true!

Anonymous said...

Baila, that is definitely the best Bracha I've ever received, and so in the traditions of ואהבת לרעך כמוך - may it all come true for YOU! Have a WONDERFUL birthday, dear :)


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IMA2four7 said...

Thank you for those brachot.
I really needed them today!
May you be as blessed as we your readers...

Kathleen said...

And may you get lots of uninterrupted sleep.

Thank you for your blessings and may you have many more!
Happy (belated) birthday!

Ruth said...

May you be blessed with everything you wish for those around you.

Mazal Tov.