Magnanimous - this is the word of the day on your birthday, Boss. And it could very well be the word of the year.
It means "very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival". It also means handsome - bagay na bagay!
But, seriously, with all that's been thrown at you, I'm amazed at your capacity for compassion. When most would get pikon and bitter, you seek to understand, find common ground, and work on solutions.
You continue working even when you don't get credit, even when you're bashed for it. You work for the results. You work for the lives that will be made better.
This year, I'd like to thank you for being the bigger man, reminding me to take the high road. Thank you for the faith you have in people, helping me see their light even when it's difficult. And, on a more personal note, thank you for believing in me, giving me ammunition to battle the critics in my head.
Happy birthday, Boss! #HappyBamDay - Your Chief Apolitical Officer