A favorite song of mine, recorded by Art Garfunkel (remember him?), was written by John Bucchino and is called Grateful. It isn’t well known, and was released as a single that goes with a children’s book by the same name (as well as on the album. Across America). I came across it through our 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Mikolajczyk, when she was using it for a chapel service in our school last year. It touches me every time I hear it (and it’s on iTunes!)...
I’ve got a roof over my head, I’ve got a warm place to sleep
I’ve got a heart that can hold love, I’ve got a mind that can think
Grateful, grateful, Truly grateful I am
In a city of strangers I got a family of friends
I feel a Hand holding my hand; It’s not a hand you can see
Grateful, grateful Truly grateful I am
It’s not that I don’t want a lot Or hope for more, or dream of more
In a world that can bring pain I will still take each chance
Grateful, grateful Truly grateful l am
Truly blessed And duly grateful.
I just wanted to say how grateful I am for your support, for your hard work and courage as we rebuild the school, and for your time, effort and generosity as you celebrated with me 25 years of ministry. Please celebrate together with me the rededication of our school ministry at the end of the service on 8/31/08 (see the enclosed flyer).
“Truly Blessed, and Duly Grateful,”