the rhythm of gratitude

October’s One Little Word prompt was to listen to where and how our word shows up for us. Especially in music lyrics. I don’t listen to music as often as I did in my younger days but I was inspired to dig out a favorite compilation by Windham Hill: Conversations with God.

My word ‘gratitude’ doesn’t actually appear in any of these lyrics but I definitely feel grateful listening to these songs. They remind me of how blessed my life is. To be loved and to love; to have a home; meaningful work; time and space to create; abundance; and enoughness. Its taken me several decades to get ‘here’—where I recognize and value these blessings in my life; but I have arrived.


This is the ‘newer’ revised version found in some Catholic hymn books; ‘saved a wretch like me’ has been replaced by ‘saved and set me free’ which resonated with me the first time I heard it and I always sing this version now.

You can listen to Love is the Key here.



These are photos of decorations in a local musically themed restaurant. The first is on a wall and the second two are table tops. Musical truths here.


This entry was written by Laura and published on October 22, 2016 at 9:11 pm. It’s filed under Authenticity, Creativity, Gratitude, Laura, Lifeology, Our words, Photography. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “the rhythm of gratitude

  1. I love your interpretation of this month’s OLW prompt. I’d never seen the second wording of “Amazing Grace”…such an amazing song.

  2. kmgraybeal on said:

    It’s funny how often I forget those lyrical phrases that take me somewhere/give me something as soon as I hear…and, of course, sing them. Thanks for the reminder. I need to put this as a monthly tickler…not an annual one.

  3. Thank you, Honoré—I’m making a daily commitment to include music in some part of my day and it feels like a long lost friend. Homecaring to Pink yesterday, lol! Happy to be a tickler, Kathy! ♥

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