This postcard is was sent out in November of 2022. Click on the postcard to get a high-resolution image for your Sunday bulletin or Church newsletter.
Janet Manning wrote and recording this joy song sometime around 1980. She and her husband, Wayne, were ordained in Unity in 1978 and served their entire life as ministers and other roles in the movement.
I Feel Like Saying Thank You is what we call in Unity a joy song. Janet and Wayne wrote this and many others, the best known being I Am Free, I Am Unlimited.
Wayne has graciously given me permission to share it with you. He said, “Mark, I have no problem with this at all. She wrote them to be sung and heard and enjoyed, so the more outlets, the better!”
If you know Wayne or are connected on Facebook, thank him. If you are a spiritual leader of a Unity church, include I Feel Like Saying Thank You in your Thanksgiving service. Let me know how many postcards I can send you. If you want a holiday filled with joy and gratitude, memorize the words and the melody and sing it every day. Here are the words:
I feel like saying "thank you, thank you, thank you,"
I feel like saying "thank you" to this world of mine.
I feel like saying "thank you, thank you, thank you,
I feel like saying "thank you" cause I feel so fine.
The road runs up to meet me, The sun come out to greet me,
The maple tree keeps tell-in me to stand up tall!
The breezes blow to tease me, the roses grow to please me —
that's why in winer, summer, spring or fall —
I've got my legs for jumpin, I've got my heart for pumpin,
I've got my eyes to scrutinize each passing cloud
I've got my nose for smellin, I've got mey lips for tellin,
Each happy tho't I'm thinkin — Right out loud!
la, la, la, la, la, la la-la, la, la, la, la, la, la la-la, la, la, la, la, la, la la-la, la, la, la
This and other songs by Janet and Wayne Manning are at www.truthunity.net/audio/janet-bowser-manning-words-and-music. You can read a short biography of Janet at www.truthunity.net/people/janet-and-wayne-manning. I hope this is a blessing to you.