This song is inspired by the text of Psalm 92: “It is good to give thanks to G-d and sing praises.

Consider (and invite your kids and/or community to join you) all the things, people, and places in their lives that make them happy. When we feel thankful for what makes us happy, that is called being “grateful.”

Cultivating gratitude is good for the heart, mind, and soul of every kid (and grownup).

Teach the your children or students the chorus of the song “Grateful”:  “I’m so full of thank yous, I feel great, I feel great, I feel grateful,” and incorporate the practice of “looking for thank yous (or phrase it “counting our blessings”) when students need cheering up.

In this tune, each singer can take a turn completing a line. When you sing it in your community, add lines to the pre-chorus so that more people can participate in suggesting reasons to say thank you. This tunes lends itself easily to presentations

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Grateful! Lyrics:

 

If I’m feeling mad or sad,
I know there’s a cure.
Make a list of “thank yous.”
I’ll feel better for sure.
G-d made all creation,
Said this is very good.
So, let’s share appreciation,
Like we know we should.

PRE-CHORUS
I’ll say thank you for _____________.
Say thank you for _______________.
I’ll say thank you for _____________.
Say thank you for _______________.

CHORUS
I’m so full of thank yous, I feel great!
I feel great, I feel grateful!
I’m so full of thank yous, I feel great!
I feel great, I feel grateful!

Celebrate “thanks-giving” every day,
Every moment to spare.
You’ll find reasons to share a smile,
When thank yous we share.
More than using manners,
Bigger than being polite,
Living a truly grateful way
Will help you sleep at night.

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS