Thursday, June 26, 2014

What a Wonderful Life

Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World is one of my all time favorite songs. It just makes me so grateful for this thing called life even with all of its bumps and bruises.

Last night at the farmer's market, the air was balmy, families were out and about, vendors had the best food and fruits and in the midst of all this there was an artist singing her rendition of this song and it put me in an even more pleasant frame of mind. I had just completed a 3 mile run with a running group. My girlfriend and I did it together - it was a new experience for both of us that turned out pretty well.

Life has been wonderful of late even though I'm still job hunting and have been dealing with some things on the personal front.

I have dear friends in my life; really true and deep good friends and though they all  aren't physically close when we speak, I am refreshed. The friends that I call friends respect me and respect my faith to the point where I'm often asked to lift up needs in prayer. I don't mind this at all because there's an acknowledgement of something greater, and who knows what they've seen reflected in my life.

As a family we have been having quite a pleasant time of late. We're having more deep and fulfilling conversations, laughing more and even started walking together in the evenings.

So at the farmer's market last night, when I heard this song, I thought, What a Wonderful Life.  Things could be worse, they always can be, but right now it seems wonderful.

What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Life is hard, but please choose to see the good in this wonderful world we live in. 

Have you ever heard this song? What's wonderful with you?

1 comment:

  1. Lionel Hampton (my husband was Musical Director so I got to see the band perform often) used to end his final set with this song. He always played Flying Home and he always played What A Wonderful World. When I hear . . . or when my husband hears it, it reminds us (both) of so sweetly of Lionel Hampton. To be honest, when he performed it, it used to make me cry. And now when I hear it, I still tear up just thinking about him.


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