For eyes that see and ears that hear,
For family and friends far and near,
I sing praises and blow a kiss.
Permit me to reminisce:
For countless hours of practice, I am
grateful to sing in choral groups.
Shakespeare wrote that the eyes
are the window to your soul.
For the eyes that have seen the
beauty of nature, I am thankful.
For hugs that show affection and
handshakes with a light squeeze,
I offer thanks and praise. Grateful for the
wonder and power of music.
For parents who taught us and
children who learned from us,
Thank you for the privilege.
For it is in hearing, seeing and
understanding that we are who
we are. The little Brownie in
Massachusetts carrying the flag in
the parade. Thank you for God and country.
Thank you for traveling to other
countries. It is thus that I am grateful for home.