In the spirit of Thanksgiving Week, we are focusing on the best life has to offer, and there is plenty of that if you are willing to shift your focus from all that is wrong to everything that is right. In fact we believe that everyday should be Thanksgiving Day.
In 1968 Bob Thiele and George David Weiss co wrote a What a Wonderful World specifically for Louis Armstrong. This song was intended as an optimistic message to soothe the charged racial climate in the U.S. Louis Armstrong was selected to record the song because of his broad based audience appeal. Look how far we have progressed in forty years. We elected Barack Obama as President of the United States.
Here are the opening lyrics, which apply to everyday living:
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...
Whatever happens in the world or however bleak things may look, there are many aspects of our lives to appreciate. What are yours?