Almost every time I walk out my door and see that it is a beautiful day, I sing myself a line or two of the song “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.
If I were to make a soundtrack of songs that are important in my life, this song would definitely be included. It captures the mood of every wonderful, happy, summertime memory that I have. I can not listen to this song without getting a big smile on my face. I thought I would share it with you today.
This song is over 40 years old but, for me, it is still an antidote to any sorrow or hopelessness or despair in my world today. After I listen to it, I feel hopeful and optimistic. If I am sad, it reminds me that there are better days to come. If I am happy, it makes joy bubble over in me.
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.
This song reminds me to expect to see beauty in the simplest things. It calls me to be a person that makes the world a better place by looking for that beauty. It speaks to me of the grace that is available in the world if I keep my eyes and heart open.