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Thank you for the gift of life,
For letting me be me
For all that I can know by words
And all that I can see

For all the music I can hear
And all the songs I sing
For all the joy that comes to me
And all the joy I bring,

For all the food that I can taste
And all the sweet scents I smell,
For all the loved ones I can touch,
Who love and wish me well,

For all the beauty of the world,
Ever fresh and new,
You gave to me the gift of life
For this, I'm thanking you.

~ Nicholas Gordon ~