Thankful

As Thanksgiving weekend is wrapping up and we are entering into the busy holiday season, I wanted to share a song I wrote last year for Thanksgiving. Every year we constantly ask the kids what they are thankful for throughout the month of November, and I wanted to write a song  with a simple melody that helped them think of things they might be thankful for. In some sessions, I would substitute the kids’ answers into the verses, a common music therapy intervention to build self-confidence and promote self-expression and creativity. This year I added in sign language for key words, adding a fine motor goal to the intervention.  Looking ahead to next year, I’ve started collaborating with an art therapist, and I hope to have illustrations to go along with lyrics, and possibly add additional verses as well.

But for now, enjoy! Take a listen to it on the My Music page. And I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

THANKFUL

I am thankful for my family, their hugs and kisses too

I am thankful for my cozy bed and the home I share with you

I am thankful for the food I eat that keeps my belly full

I am thankful for the clothes I wear that keep me from getting cold

So many things make me happy

So many things make me smile

But most of all I am thankful for the people that I love

I am thankful for my friends at school; we learn and laugh and play

I am thankful for my teachers too; they help me every day

I am thankful for the sun that shines and the sky so big and blue

I am thankful for this wonderful world. I am thankful to be with you

So many things make me happy

So many things make me smile

But most of all I am thankful for the people that I love

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