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A Quick Note About Thanksgiving

I have much to be thankful for this year, but instead of going on about who or what I’m thankful for, I want to extend a proposal to you. Ignoring the fact that this is about Christmas for a moment, “Thankful Heart” from A Muppet Christmas Carol is the most beautiful song about the act of thanksgiving ever recorded. Michael Caine’s “dulcet” (this is his first time singing on camera) tones epitomize the joy of brotherly love and grateful expression perfectly.

Like Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” itself, the song is universal regardless of time of year or religion – thanks to Muppet composer Paul Williams’ lyrics. I always play this song on loop starting right about now through to the New Year to remind myself how beautiful life is when viewed through a thankful heart. Please give it a watch, a careful listen, and consider the message that Dickens first wrote about and Williams wants you to take away.

“Life is like a journey
Who knows when it ends?
If you need to know
The measure of a man
You simply count his friends”

Peace my brothers and a very Happy thanksgiving 🙂