I Give Thanks – inspiration

The lyrics for “I Give Thanks” are here.

This song, as uplifting as it sounds, was written at quite a dark time in my life. My parents’ marriage was breaking down, my mother who had been suffering with Parkinson’s Disease for several years was worsening in her condition and becoming more dependent on me, and I was worried about the well-being of my younger siblings who were caught up in it all. Many of my friends were having challenges with mental health, and there were few people with whom I felt that I could share my feelings with. I felt that I was losing several things that I held the most dear to me, all at once. Somehow though, during this turbulent time, I stumbled upon a sense of clarity: I still had so many, many things to be thankful for. Often we fail to notice the little things, everyday, that are in fact extraordinary blessings that we take for granted. I’m trying to get better at practising the art of gratitude, every day.

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