"I am large. I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Monday, March 31, 2008

Grateful


I have just discovered that my name - the name I use most often and the one that most people call me - means fortunate. And fairly recently, in some serendipitous way, I came across this wonderful, soulful song.

I pray it be my life's anthem. Let me not forget Your goodness, Lord. Your embrace is my home, your grace is my refuge and your mercy the air I breathe.

Grateful

I've got a roof over my head
I've got a warm place to sleep
Some nights I lie awake counting gifts
Instead of counting sheep

I've got a heart that can hold love
I've got a mind that can think
There may be times when I lose the light
and let my spirit sink
But I can't stay depressed
When I remember how I'm blessed

Grateful, grateful, truly grateful, I am
Grateful, grateful, truly blessed
and duly grateful

Within a city of strangers
I've got a family of friends
No matter what rocks and brambles fill the way
I know that they will stay until the end

I feel a hand holding my hand
It's not a hand you can see
But on the road to the Promised Land
This hand will shepherd me
Through delight and despair
Holding tight and always there

Grateful, grateful, truly grateful, I am
Grateful, grateful, truly blessed
and duly grateful

It's not that I don't want a lot
Or hope for or dream of more
But giving thanks for what I've got
Makes me happier than keeping score

In a world that can bring pain
I will still take each chance
For I believe that whatever the terrain
our feet can learn to dance
Whatever stone life may sling
We can moan or we can sing

Grateful, grateful, truly grateful, I am
Grateful, grateful, truly blessed
and duly grateful
Truly blessed and duly grateful

Song by: John Bucchino


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