Gratitude

Saying "Thank You" is perhaps the easiest and happiest way to show courtesy to others.  In this song from his Grammy-nominate CD Red playfully reminds us how expressing thankfulness and gratitude for the little things people do encourages simple acts of kindness in all of us.

Themes: Patriotism, brotherhood

Gratitude

When someone does me a little favor
Like saving me a jellybean in my favorite flavor
I'm so grateful, so very grateful
I say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

If you pass me the mashed potatoes
And remember to put the gravy on the side
I'm so grateful, so very grateful
I say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Chorus
Show a little gratitude, make someone smile
It's worth your while and so easy to do
Just a little thank you may be all they need to be guaranteed
To redo their good deed for someone new

If you should warn me, "Watch out! Don't step in that!"
Or tell me I've got spinach stuck between my teeth
You know that I'm grateful, eternally grateful
I say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Chorus

When I wake up and walk outside each day
The earth, the sun, the sky... they just blow me away
I'm so grateful, incredibly grateful
I say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Thank you! Gracias! (Spanish) Danke! (German) and Merci Beaucoup! (French)
Arigato! (Japanese) That's how I say thanks to you!
Komawoyo! (Korean) Shukran (Arabic) Salamat! (Tagalog - Philippines)
Ngiyabonga (Ndebel -Zimbabwe) Kia ora (Maor -New Zealand/Australia) Thanks a lot!

© 2005 Smilin' Atcha Music, Inc./ Pam-O-Land, (ASCAP)

Written by Red Grammer and Pamela Phillips Oland

 

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