Uplifting The Western Slope
Pg 2 - The Sunshine Express
Kind & Generous
¡°You¡¯ve been so kind and generous
I don¡¯t know how you keep on giving
for your kindness I¡¯m in debt to you
for your selflessness, my admiration
and for everything you¡¯ve done
You know I¡¯m bound...
I¡¯m bound to thank you for it¡±
Natalie Anne Merchant (born October 26, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She
joined the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 and left it to begin her solo career in 1993.
Her song ¡®Kind & Generous¡¯, from the 1998 album ¡®Ophelia¡¯, is the perfect holiday tune for November.
If you have ever been looking for a Thanksgiving song, this is one of the best. Why? Because it gives
thanks heartily and abundantly. ¡°I want to thank you for so many gifts you gave with love and ten-
derness, I want to thank you,¡± goes the song and continues, ¡°I want to thank you for your generos-
ity, the love and the honesty that you gave me... I want to thank you.¡± All sung to a contemporary,
lively and uplifting melodic arrangement that gives one the feeling of the joy that comes with giving
thanks. Of course singing along the thanks has it¡¯s effect. Most importantly, while this song can be
sung to give thanks to anyone who¡¯s been kind, this song also gives thanks to the right being, the
one that so rightly deserves ALL of the thanks all of the time, not just at Thanksgiving, the creator
God almighty, the One who gives us all things to begin with. Our very breath and spirit! Thank you!
And our temple bodies, given to us so that He could live IN us and through us and with us always, to
fulfill His desire to be our God and have us as his people, his children. Thank you! This is our pur-
pose and the great gift and we are all bound to thank him for it. Thank you, thank you, thank you,
thank you, thank you, thank you... Giving thanks and loving one another is the only burden we have
to lift. Try it on, it ain¡¯t heavy!
Happy November to you and a very happy Thanksgiving to all! Welcome to the Sunshine Express.
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all the positive and uplifting and fun happenings going on around us. You are sure to find a treat or
two and we guarantee you¡¯ll find something to smile about inside. In fact we double guarantee it! So
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The silverhawk feather that graces our front page was chosen for it¡¯s significant spiritual
symbolism. Hawks are symbols of spirit, wisdom and power. The hawk is the messenger.
It is also about visionary power and guardianship, the hawk is very protective of the young
in its nest. It teaches us about providing for family and self. Hawk teaches us to be obser-
vant and to pay attention to what we may overlook. This could mean a talent we don¡¯t use,
a blessing for which we haven¡¯t expressed gratitude, or a message from Spirit. The hawk
has keen eyesight, it is about opening our eyes and seeing that which is there to guide us.
Hawk is also about new beginnings and always moving forward along the correct path.
Beautiful Lone Cone Mountain stands
majestic above Norwood, Colorado,
birthplace of The Sunshine Express.
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Serving Western Colorado
1st Edition: August 2010
Publishers: KingDaddy & Moonstruck
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This Month¡¯s Contributors:
Sandy Lauzon - Health/Life Columnist
Dr Scott Rollins - Health Columnist
Karen Schafer - Life Columnist
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to share it with your fam-
ily and friends so that
they can find a smile
too! Speaking of shar-
ing, we hope you will
take the time to read
about the ¡®Operation
Christmas Child¡¯ and if
you find it in your heart
to participate that would
be fantastic. Also, com-
ing with the new year,
it¡¯s official, The Sunshine
Express will be evolving
from a monthly format
to a bi-monthly format,
enabling us to produce a
larger, better paper with
more content, as well as
produce efficiencies and
savings in production,
costs and more. It has
been an amazing and
rewarding trip bringing
the ¡®Smiles across the
miles¡¯ each month for
over 5 years and we are
thankful for each moment
but are excitedly looking
forward and give thanks
for the future! Have a
most excellent November
and enjoy The Sunshine
Express. We love you!
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