I was finishing up dinner tonight… after reading the Master Key lesson for week 19.
I was thinking about doing my gratitude cards for each day — or at least a few days — when a BUNCH of things I’m grateful for started flashing through my head:
- I’m alive… again!
- I am healthy
- I am free of prescription meds
- My baby boy’s birthday is tomorrow
- I woke up this morning
- My kids love me
… and the list went on and on and on and suddenly, I started singing in a bold and fun voice, “I am Grateful” and then started laughing. Then I wrote on the paper I was reading “I am Grateful!” and then I went upstairs and wrote “I am Grateful” on the “Guy in the Glass” and on several things around the house, laughing all the while. So what was I laughing? LOL. Maybe I was inspired by Danny Linkert in our mastermind group last night — who sang a special version he wrote of “Guy in the Glass” — but when I first sang out “I am Grateful” it was to the opening frame of the Hallelujah Chorus, and it just got crazy from there.
If you want to put some energy behind the words, “I am Grateful,” try singing it energetically to the rhythm and volume of the Hallelujah Chorus, with the most loud and energized version you’ve ever heard. It’s a perfect replacement! Instead of Hallelujah… (4 syllables) just replace it with “I Am Grate-Ful” (4 syllables). And when you get to the part where the bass kicks in (you’ll figure it out) change it to “I am so grate-ful, that I’m grate-ful.” And handle it from there.
Whether or not you’re religious, that’s a tremendous piece of music with incredible energy, and when you substitute “I Am grateful”, particularly as you started thinking about the things you’re grateful for… you can have some real fun. I found a copy on YouTube to help you out! And for you purists, Hallelujah is “a shout of joy, praise, or gratitude.” Soooo… pick your poison 🙂
AND… incidentally, if you can’t think of things to be grateful for… I did a GRATITUDE LIST on my birthday back in 2013. There are some good ideas to seed your thoughts.