Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I think to myself, what a wonderful world.



I see skies of blue, and clouds of white. 

"What a wonderful world," is a melody that has a space of peace, calm and gratitude.  Louis Armstrong's voice, with its rasp, is actually quite gentle.  This is a tune that, when played, can make one feel light on their feet.  What if that easy going feeling can be brought to those who haven't heard the song that day? 

When we are in "Go mode," concentrating on something, or have a mind filled with preoccupation, we may walk in a goal-oriented manner.  Our heads may be down, we may watch our steps while thoughts of the day bombard our mind, or have our head up without glancing anywhere other than the direction headed. We are busy people, we have some place to be, something to do, and important things on our mind.  

What if we stopped to recognize what a wonderful world this is?  And, what if we were the ones who showed others what a wonderful world looked like. 

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

Read more: Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

How many people can you say, "Hi" to in a day?  In the hustle of everyday life, try to take a moment and really look into someone else's eyes, a stranger, and say, "Hello," with a smile.  YOU may be just that person who reminds another what a wonderful world this is.