I Think You’re Wonderful

I Think You’re Wonderful

I think you’re wonderful.

I think you’re marvelous.

I think you’re beautiful, and magical, and filled with curiosity and dreams.

 

Imagine a dozen preschoolers singing these words to one another. Their hands move in sign language while their lips move in song. They know every word. Their eyes shine with delight.

I think you’re wonderful.

I think you’re marvelous.

I think you’re beautiful, and magical, and filled with curiosity and dreams.

Three simple, powerful phrases. The song has its own magical effect on children and adults alike. It brings a warm glow, enveloping its singers in hope and affirmation. The catchy melody and bouncy rhythms are certainly part of the song’s appeal, but I believe its charm runs deeper than the shaping of musical elements. We all need to hear that we are loved and accepted. We need to recognize the wonder, marvel, beauty, magic, curiosity and dreams in others. I have seen these words nurture life into the spirits of children. Their faces brighten and spirits soar. Adults hold no immunity to this phenomenon; their faces cannot resist the smiles and warmth brought by the song.

 The recording of the song “I Think You’re Wonderful” is accompanied by a children’s book of the same title. Written by Debbie Clement, the CD and book have become a favorite resource in my work with children.  A myriad of quilts provide the illustrations and background for the book. The colors, shapes, and patterns stimulate endless imaginative conversation. As children explore its pages, new discoveries are exclaimed with constant excitement.

The words continue to dance to through my mind. What a wonderful mantra to spread.

I think you’re wonderful.

I think you’re marvelous.

I think you’re beautiful, and magical, and filled with curiosity and dreams. 

For more information on “I Think You’re Wonderful”, visit author Debbie Clement’s website: www.rainsbowswithinreach.com.

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