Here’s your challenge: Discover the things you’re grateful for in your life and express it. Not just here (although I welcome your comments). Express it to those who deserve to know it in a thank you note extolling their virtues and singing their praises. Then wrap these little notes up with a ribbon and give them as as personalized holiday gifts that I guarantee will mean so much more to the recipient than a tin of peppermint bark or a hat & scarf set.
These simple, yet significant acts of grace could be the most meaningful gift you ever give.
OK, get to writing those thank you notes!
And while you’re at it, please enjoy these songs of gratitude on
Louis Armstrong – Thankful
Dido – Thank You
Kelly Clarkson – Thankful
Jonny Lang – Thankful
Delbert McClinton – I Wanna Thank You
Mavis Staples – I Wanna Thank You
India.Arie – Thankful
Natalie Merchant – Kind & Generous
Bob Marley – Give Thanks & Praise
Shaggy – Thank You Lord
Michael Franti – Thank You
Edwin Starr & Blinky – I’m So Thankful
Bonnie Raitt – I Thank You
Ruthie Foster – Thanks For The Joy
Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra – I’m Thankful
Sly & The Family Stone – Thankful N’ Thoughtful
Natalie Cole – Be Thankful
Elton John – All That I’m Allowed (I’m Thankful)
Bing Crosby – Thanks
Ashanti – Thank You
Raffi – Thanks A Lot
Valerie Ing-Miller has been the Northern California Program Coordinator for Jefferson Public Radio in Redding for nine years and can often be found serving as Mistress of Ceremonies at the Cascade Theatre. For her, ultimate satisfaction comes from a perfect segue. She’s the mother of a teenage daughter and a 7-year-old West Highland Terrier, and can’t imagine life without them or music. Valerie wakes up with a song in her head, she sings in the shower and at the top of her lungs in the car.
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