This song “Thankful” — by singer-songwriter-pastor Cliff Adelman — has meant much to me and many others for a lot of years. It’s a “thankful list” set to music. Please give it a sing-along listen, then come back for more on benefits of being thankful. You might be surprised to learn how much good being thankful does.
Why be thankful?
When it comes to God’s goodness to us, our reasons for thankfulness can never be exhausted. Thanks be to Him, always and ever!
But our cup runneth over. Being thankful also reflects blessings back to us.
Headline: God designed us so that we benefit from being thankful.
Really! Studies have shown that being thankful benefits people in many ways, including:
- SOCIALLY – thankful people have more and deeper friendships, healthier marriages, and higher self-esteem
- EMOTIONALLY – thankful people have less envy, are more relaxed, more resilient, and have happier memories
- MENTALLY – thankful people show better goal achievement , and improved decision making
- PHYSICALLY – Thankful people have improved sleep, less illness, and increased energy
Worth the effort
Sad but true, we often need to remember to give thanks. IDEA: Grab paper and pencil, take 10 minutes, and WRITE. Quickly scrawl every reason you can think of to be thankful. If you will pick up your thankful list and read through it every day for 21 days, you just might be amazed at changes in you and changes around you. (Even better if you can get someone in your family or a friend to join with you for the 21-day experiment.) Give it a try.
No easier way to brighten a day, a room or a life than simply being thankful.
God bless you lots!
Song by Cliff Adelman
Lord God, I’m so thankful for,
Thankful for all Your love for me.
Lord God, I’m so thankful for
Calling me to Your family.
1. Thank You for each new morning
Thank You for each new night
Thank You for Your goodness,
Your power and Your light.
2. Thank You for forgiveness,
Thank You for Your Son.
Thank You for Your freedom,
The victory has been won.
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Video and notes first posted November 26, 2019. Reposted November 22, 2023 with minor updates to notes.