by peter | October 4, 2021 11:12 am
Nothing in life is handed to us on a silver platter. Every single one of us has challenges. Many are fleeting in the scheme of things, while others are extended battles. Challenges can often seem insurmountable, but we overcome them anyway. These struggles, and overcoming them, make us who we are.
But we don’t necessarily need a pat on the back from others. We need to recognize ourselves. We need to celebrate how we plow through life’s challenges.
We need to applaud our achievements, not only during obvious triumphs, but even when we take baby steps, and even when we learn from our perceived failures.
Because every challenge is an opportunity, a stepping stone for growth.
Often, at the end of a long day, I’ll sing a little ditty to myself, “I made it through another day, I made it through another day, I’m alive, I’m okay.”
How special is it when we get through a difficult day?? Do you tell yourself “I did it! I made it! I plowed through!”? The applause needs to come from within us.
“This One” is my gift to each and every one of you. Give your beautiful SELF time to listen to the lyrics, time to absorb its message and recognize yourself. Recognize that you are deserving of self love and internal praise for all your hard work, sacrifice and perseverance.
The very first time I heard the song, I told @Chayala Neuhaus, the composer, “You wrote this song for me!” But as I went on to develop it with my team, every single person had the same reaction, each identifying the song with their own challenges and struggles, and they all had similar reactions, like, “wow, this song was written just for me!” Many of them cried freely and all related to it on a deeply personal level. This song is cathartic and expresses what each of us feel individually.
We’re heading into a brand New Year. We’ve all been through a lot the past year and we don’t know what’s ahead but we know this:
We have triumphed through challenges in the past and we will continue to forge ahead with the strength of knowing how much we’ve accomplished. This song goes out to YOU. Applaud yourself!
May Hashem inscribe us all in the book of Life, Parnassa, and Health for this coming year and may it be a year full of Blessing!
Shai Bachar & Bracha Jaffe
Composer and Lyricist: Chayala Neuhaus
Music producer: Shai Bachar
Orchestral arrangment: Ross Mccrae
Lead Vocals: Bracha Jaffe
Drums: Yuval Lion
Percussion: Maayan Doari
Bass: Uri Kleinman & David Ayodele
Guitar: Gabriel Polak
Keyboards and Programing: Shai Bachar
Backing Vocals: Talia Yona Kliger, Malka Russell, bina, Bracha Jaffe
Orchestra Recorded at FAME’S Skopje Studio Orchestra
Conducted by:Talia Ilan
Recording Engineer Alen Hadzi Stefanov
Protools Teodora Arsovska
Stage Managers Riste
Trajkovski & Ilija Grkovski
Vocals Recorded by Ian Freitor
Mix: Zohar (Baba) Buerger
Mastering: Eli Lishinsky
Director and editor: Vadim Mechona
DOP: Raph Crimson
Production: Ishai Beit ha Lahmi, Hadas Laila
Styling: Shani Saban Or
Styling assistant: Amit Ben Nun
Make up: Netta Akrabi
Actor: Refael Solomon
Actress- Tali Konigsberg
Production: Mimi Markovski & Aleksandar Kotevski
DOP: Aleksandar Kotevski
DOP & camera operator: Stojan Stojanovski
Photographer & Camera assistant: Andrej Nedelkovski
Gaffer: Sashko Stojanovski
Hair & makeup: Belleza
Production assistance: Aleksandra Churukovska, Darko Todoroski, Nikola Ristevski
Performers filmed at the Philharmonic Hall of Macedonia:
Conductor: Talia Ilan
Musicians: Aleksandra Churukovska, Alexandra Kirovska, Ana Dimovska, Ana Gjurovska, Andrea Noveva Angela Vintovska, Blagica Arsova, Bojana Mitkovska, Bojana Nikolova, Einat Harel, Ekaterina Lukarova, Emilija Grkovska, Hana Abdulahi, Ivana Monevska, Ivona Davidovska ,Jana Kaevska Jovana Kadzibanova, Leona Kondratenko, Lulesa Pajaziti, Magdalena (Maggie) Drmac, Maja Atanasoska, Marija Janchuleska, Martina Spasovska, Martina Zekanovic, Mimi Ducheva, Nadica Pujevska, Natasha Dimovska, Nina Kraguevska, Pamela Velkova, Pandorka Janakjieva, Stefanija Gligorovska, Tamara Alievska, Teodora Vukovic, Zorica Zdravkovikj
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