Wednesday, November 19, 2008

FOR ME EVERY DAY IS THANKSGIVING DAY & I'M BLESSED TO HAVE ANOTHER ONE...


Today I was asked what I was thankful for...

That's always a GREAT question as well as reminder!

I am thankful for many things, but the main thing that came to mind was a song I wrote called "THANKSGIVING DAY"...I'd like to share my lyrics with you:

THANKSGIVING DAY by Denise Vasquez c 2006
Social Butterfly Music (ASCAP)
On my album FRAME OF MIND

Mary puts on her wool scarf
Her hat and matching gloves
She feels the cold morning air

She sips her hot cider
As she sits down on her porch
Rocking in her favorite chair

She watches the neighbors children
Place the decorations
On their Christmas tree

Her best friends' home made pumpkin pie
Cools on the table
As the turkeys' being made

Mary showers all her friends
With all her love and all her laughter
When her friends asked her why
This is how she answered She said
I see life thru a childs' eyes
And right now I'm having fun
'Cause for me every day is THANKSGIVING DAY
And I'm blessed to have another one
THANKSGIVING DAY
Every day is THANKSGIVING DAY
THANKSGIVING DAY
Everyday is THANKSGIVING DAY

Mary makes a wish aloud
For it to snow in LA
On this THANKSGIVING DAY

'Cause she sees all the leaves
On the trees have turned
From green and brown to yellow & red

The temperature is falling
But Mary's spirit is running high
She makes her New Years Resolution

To stay in the moment
She says it's funny
How time flies

Mary showers all her friends
With all her love
And all her laughter
Her friends ask her why
And this is how she answered
She said I see life thru a childs' eyes
And right now I'm having fun
'Cause for me every day is THANKSGIVING DAY
And I'm blessed to have another one
THANKSGIVING DAY
Every day is THANKSGIVING DAY
THANKSGIVING DAY
Every day is THANKSGIVING DAY

What inspired this song?
Well....When I wrote this song, I was sitting and thinking about the Holidays. A fellow singer/songwriter invited me to perform in her Holiday show, only there was a catch...I had to write a new Holiday song in order to perform and I had little time to do it...

I was pondering on what kind of Holiday song I wanted to write...I was thinking about all of my favorite Holiday songs and why they were important to me...I thought about what important message did I want to send out that hasn't already been said...

...all of my thoughts led to those words to my song flowing from my heart, to my mind, onto the piece of paper in hand, thru my voice and recorded as a song. You can find it on my third album FRAME OF MIND...

I am TRULY grateful for TODAY!

Stop for a moment...

Close your eyes...

Take a deep breath...

Listen to all the sounds around you...

...listen to your breath...

...listen to your heart...

Open your eyes...

...take a look around

...see all the beauty in the world that surrounds you...

Embrace all of the positive people in your life...

...Share a kiss or a hug...

...Tell a loved one what they mean to you...

...Smell a fresh flower...

...Go for a walk around nature...

...listen to the wind blow thru the trees...

...watch the snowfall...

...listen to the birds singing...

...life is all around us...

Today I am thankful for having another day to experience all the beauty in life!

Might I mention that I am thankful I finally found got a new pair of glasses that stay on my face without sliding off and they don't hurt...

Ray Bans are back & better than ever...

Now I can see even better!!!

Art & Soul
Denise Vasquez

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