Thank you for this beautiful day, this moment right here.
I’m alive and with both eyes I can see,
And with both ears I can hear.
Thank you for the gift of life and love
My heart’s filled up and I’ve always had more than enough
To eat and drink, to sleep and dream
To wake and find all you provide for me so abundantly.
Thank you for all the people I know.
The ones I can’t help but love and the ones that help me grow.
Thank you for all my brothers and sisters,
For all my teachers and listeners,
And for anyone you’ve ever sent to hear or bring a message.
Yes, I know we’re all connected.
I know we are all one and I’m blessed to have a witness.
Yes, I am blessed to be your son.
Thank you for all the little things that lift me up and make me sing.
The power of a simple smile, the sweetness of a soft touch and the soothing sound of a voice I haven’t heard in a while.
Thank you for the cozy feeling I get from a warm breeze, a cuppa peppermint tea and my favorite chocolate chip cookies.
Yes, thank you with all my heart for all of these.
A special thank you for creativity, the gift you’ve given all of us to live in possibility,
To use our hands and fill the space to be with what was once just make believe.
Thank you for sweet melodies that pull our heart strings and rhythms that move our dancing feet,
For painted pictures the color of everything and for the depth of the big blue sea.
Thank you for the way of the written word and the magic of what we can imagine
When we close our eyes and let our higher minds see.
Thank you, thank you for all the “good” and “bad” stuff that happens to teach us the true meaning of love.
For every lesson that allows to us to go deeper down the well of trust and find faith that we’re here for a reason,
That we all have a meaning in the grand scheme of human being so that we can discover our true purpose,
Know our core essence and realize it was all worth it.
Thank you for all the ups and downs, the hard days and the ones we celebrate.
Deep down, I know, it’s all amazing.
This life is so crazy, so full of wonder,
So much that I sometimes wish I could get younger
With each day so that I could go back to the start and do it all again
And say thank you at every step of the way.
Chris Assaad is a singer/songwriter from Toronto who left a promising career in law several years ago to pursue his dream of a career in music. Since then, Chris has been actively using his voice to enCOURAGE others to follow their dreams, express their creativity, and live life to the fullest.
*Image courtesy of Lel4nd.November 28, 2013