Entries in appreciation (24)

Wednesday
Apr252018

Standing on God's Word: Appreciate Teachers

S&S link: Character Building: Communication and Interaction-1d

Authored by Evan Kallen. Illustrated by Leila Shae. Colored and designed by Roy Evans.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Downloads

PDF: Standing on God's Word: Appreciate Teachers
PDF: Standing on God's Word: Appreciate Teachers (Portuguese)
PDF: Standing on God's Word: Appreciate Teachers (Japanese)

Wednesday
Oct252017

Audio: That Banana There

Eio! Eio! That banana, ooh, that banana.
Eio! Eio! Ooh, that banana!

Verse 1:
The other day I was eating a banana
When this little thought came to me.
Somebody had to work so very hard to
Make this banana come to be.
Well, they worked all day down on some plantation
Underneath the burning sun.
And without a second thought
I pop it in my mouth, and
Suddenly that banana's gone!

Chorus 1:
Well, it's so easy to forget
All of the hard work, time, and sweat
So many people had to invest
To bring that banana to me.
All of the clearing (clearing),
Plowing (plowing), planting (planting),
Watering (watering), fertilizing (fertilizing),
Harvesting (harvesting), transporting (transporting),
And the marketing (the marketing).
When on these things I meditate,
It helps me to appreciate
All of the hard work, time, and care
That went into the making
Of that banana there.

That banana,
Ooh, that bananana!

Verse 2:
Many things in life are just like that banana.
A lot goes on that we never see.
There is so much that we all take for granted
That must be planned so carefully.
Like the food we eat, the clothes that we are wearing,
And the inventions we employ.
Oh, we just flip a switch to turn the power on
And they're ready for us to enjoy.

Chorus 2:
Oh, it's so easy to forget
All of the hard work, time, and sweat
So many people had to invest
To make life easier for us.
All of the thinking (thinking),
Planning (planning), trying (trying),
And failing (failing), experimenting (experimenting),
Analyzing (analyzing), the hard work (hard work)
Before succeeding (succeeding).
When on these things I meditate,
It helps me to appreciate
All of the hard work, time, and care
That went into the making (the making)
Of that banana there.

Oh, when on these things I meditate,
It helps me to appreciate
All of the hard work, time, and care
That went into the making (the making)
Of that banana there.

Eio! Eio! That banana!

S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Gratitude-1a

From the album Coloring the World. Music and lyrics by Michael Dooley. Lead vocal by Nicolas Cana.
Copyright © 1999 Aurora Production AG. Used by permission.

Downloads

DOC: Audio: I Give to Them Eternal Life (Spanish)
MP3: Audio: I Give to Them Eternal Life (Spanish)
DOC: Audio: I Give to Them Eternal Life (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Nov302016

A Year of Appreciation, December 2016: Merry Christmas

Thursday
Oct272016

A Year of Appreciation, November 2016: The Elderly

Wednesday
Sep282016

A Year of Appreciation, October 2016: Maintenance specialists

Wednesday
Aug312016

A Year of Appreciation, September 2016: Police officers and government officials