I woke up this morning and a song that Rupee had sung a few years back was on my mind. I tell you, I swear I had heard that song in my dream and it woke up with me. It was so clear on my mind I felt like I had heard it all day yesterday and it was etched on my subconscious.
“Thanks” had been a major hit in the Caribbean when it first came out and this morning I immediately looked it up on YouTube and sang along and remembered every word like it was released yesterday. And my favourite verse, the final verse, of that song became my morning prayer.
While majority of the song was giving thanks for the carnival and the festival, my main focus was on going straight to the short “rap” part and the verse that followed that ..
We gotta say thanks to, the Most High
Praises be to You, the Most High
For all the things that You do, the Most High
He loves you all
Thanks for life itself; our greatest wealth,
For the breath to breathe,
For faith to believe
That verse of the song has always resonated with me from the day I first heard it.
Thanks for life itself… our greatest wealth
And that single line right there is golden. There is nothing more precious than the gift of life and every day we are blessed to open our eyes to a new day is reason enough to give thanks. Most times when I say hi to someone my natural follow up question is “how are you?”… and often times the response “not too good” follows… and my reply comes with a smile and is always “you are here right now so that is reason enough to be good, everything else is trivial”.. That reply almost always brings a smile to the person’s face as they somehow seem to be thankful for that reminder.
We have so much to be thankful for and we sometimes fail to see it because we don’t take time to listen and look. A grateful heart gives thanks for the simplest of things and needs nothing major to be thankful.
So today I am thankful for the blessing of another day to give thanks and praise. I am thankful for all my family who are blessed to see this day as well. I give thanks for my husband and my marriage, for my children, for my parents, for my siblings, for my in-laws, my uncles and aunts and everyone else. I praise God for all His blessings that He continues to bestow upon me and as I go through today I give thanks for everything and every moment for “whatever you do, in word and deed, do everything in the name of Jesus Christ….
So put your hands where my eyes can see and Give Thanks !!!
What are you Thankful for today?? share with us in the comments section below.
Until Next Time Lovies