A love song to the world

Musicians Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod brought together dozens of people from around the world to create this beautiful, heart-opening melody. Inspired by the 21-Day Gratitude Challenge, the song is a celebration of our spirit and all that is a blessing in life. For the 21 Days, over 11,000 participants from 118 countries learned that “gratefulness” is a habit cultivated consciously and a muscle built over time. As a famous Roman, Cicero, once said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” This soul-stirring music video, created within a week by a team of volunteers, shines the light on all the small things that make up the beautiful fabric of our lives.

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7 thoughts on “A love song to the world

  1. A great song. Thanks for the reminder Bryan.

    And thank you Francis Frangipane for this reminder (yesterday):

    Paul wrote, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

    Thanksgiving opens the door into the presence of God.

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  2. Reblogged this on Spirituality And Music and commented:
    This song is AMAZING! It’s important to be grateful for who and where we are NOW. TImely reminder. One we can easily forget. I know I have at times. A thank you to Bryan Patterson for sharing it on his blog. 🙂

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  3. Mainly I am grateful that I’ve been granted the ability to be thankful for so very much. Not everyone has that ability, and can’t be condemned for feeling miserable much of the time. There are reasons.

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    • I’m reminded of a talk I heard on the radio many years back, in which the lecturer described how in the plays of Shakespeare, ingratitude was constantly indicated to be the worst human failing.

      Personally I’ve always done my level best to be grateful for the advantages and privileges that I’ve had throughout my life. One of the characteristics and benefits of being a natural optimist, I guess.

      Rian.

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  4. Just in:

    A Thankful Man Is a Humble Man

    If you think you know God but do not live your life in gratitude before Him, it is doubtful that you really knew Him in the first place. A thankful heart honors God. Too often when we say we “know God,” what we actually mean is we know facts about God. But we should ask ourselves, “Do I truly know Him?”

    Paul warns that just knowing doctrines about God is not enough to enter eternal life. He said,

    “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened” (Rom. 1:20-21).

    Even though we may know God, if we do not “honor Him as God or give thanks” to Him in our daily walk, our minds darken. When we are in that hardened, ungrateful state of mind, every word we speak is a spark lit by hell, set to destroy the quality of our lives (James 3:6).

    H. W. Beecher said, “Pride slays thanksgiving . . . a proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” We should be thankful that we do not get what we deserve!

    When God gives us less than we desire, it is not because He is teaching us poverty; what He is teaching us is thankfulness. You see, life — real life — is not based upon what we amass but on what we enjoy. Even in difficult circumstances God still gives us much to appreciate. We fail to see what the Lord has provided because our hearts are wrong.

    Someone once said, “When I see a poor man who is grateful, I know if he were rich, he would be generous.” A thankful spirit is akin to a generous spirit, for both appreciate and receive the riches of God. When we are thankful with little, God can entrust us with much.

    The preceding excerpt is adapted from the book The Shelter of the Most High by Pastor Frangipane.

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