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Community Thanksgiving Song (with free download!)

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ThisThanksgiving song was composed by the Soundscaping community, with ideas from seniors I serve as a music therapist and readers of the Soundscape Music Therapy newsletter. I asked seniors about how their feelings of gratitude have changed over time. We talked about how as children we are thankful for different thing than when we are parents and working adults. Gratitude shifts again as we move into our later years. Each verse of our song addresses a different stage of life.

You can listen to our Thanksgiving Song or download it for free!

Here are lyrics for the final version:

When I was a kid, I was thankful for my dog and cat

I was thankful for my mother

I was thankful for my father

For my brothers and my sisters

For parties and treats

For all of these things, I gave thanks


When I was an adult, I was thankful to give those treats

For seeing kids’ costumes

For seeing people happy

For education and going on vacation

For all of these things, I gave thanks


Nowadays, I am thankful for my health

I am thankful for family

I am thankful for this nice place to live

I’m especially thankful for no more cooking

For all of these things, I give thanks


Well, of course, I’m thankful for more

But I think I got all that’s important.

The End.


Happy Thanksgiving!

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