Thursday, November 27, 2003

Thanks!

Today is such a rockin' holiday... (Mostly... Native Americans may have a hard time with it's historic significance... and that's very understandable and lamentable.) But just the act that is encouraged during this day is such a cool thing!

I think of Natalie Merchant's song when I think about thanksgiving. She says the beautiful words over and over in such a beautiful way...

And how often can we say thanks to God who made everything, who laments over the wrongdoings of people and their demons, and who sent His very Son to bear the evil of a world...

And how often can we say thanks to our parents... to our loved ones... to our friends who believe in us and in what we're doing (or attempting to do) with our breath and strength...

Lalalalalala...

You've been so kind and generous
I don't know why you keep on giving
For your kindness I'm in debt to you
For your selflessness--my admiration
For everything you've done
You know I'm bound--I'm bound to thank you for it

Lalalalalala...

Hey, hey
You've been so kind and generous
I don't know why you keep on giving
For your kindness I'm in debt to you
And I never could have gone this far without you
For everything you've done
You know I'm bound--I'm bound to thank you for it

Lalalalalala...

Oh I want to thank you for so many gifts
You gave me love and tenderness
I want to thank you
I want to thank you for your generosity,
The love, and the honesty that you gave to me
I want to thank you, show my gratitude,
My love and my respect for you
I want to thank you

Oh, I want to thank you, thank you,
Thank you, thank you,
Thank you, thank you
Thank you, thank you,
Thank you, thank you,
Thank you, thank you,
Thank you, thank you,
Thank you..

(Post-post thought: Michelle - my most beautiful wife for whom I am eternally grateful - sat down to read this just now and her eyes got big and she said - "That's SO WEIRD! Not even an hour ago, the chorus to this song was going through my head... and I thought to ask you about it, but I thought you wouldn't be able to figure it out... that's God!) and it is.