It’s been a while since I last shared music which resonates with me, so here we go, on a cold Monday morning, what better ways to brighten up our day than a heartwarming song?
I don’t know about you, but every time I listen to What a Wonderful World by enchanting Louis Armstrong, I feel my spirit soar, a warm surge in my heart, and my soul being instantly uplifted.
It seems to me that sometimes when so many bad things are happening in this world, like the recent Paris shooting, and so much injustice, such as car drivers getting away with killing pedestrians and cyclists, we become disheartened and start questioning what kind of world we are living in. Then I switch on the radio or put on my iPod, and I hear music streaming through my ears and reaching deep into my being. It is there within me where I find peace, joy and reconciliation. That inner peace spreads inevitably, with unstoppable force, from my heart to my brain and light up my face and my whole being. Such is the power of music and positive energy.
What a Wonderful World teaches me things. It teaches me that there is beauty in every day life, blue sky, white clouds, green trees and red roses, many little things around us, if only we open our eyes and look around. Love and happiness can be found everywhere, in a friendly handshake, or a warm hug and a kind word. Simple pleasures, great rewards.
In a country where rain is abundant and often people complain that there is too much. But without rain, and sunshine that inevitably follows, how could we be blessed with beautiful rainbows? Without rain, would roses bloom as brilliantly and grass stay as green?
Perhaps good and bad go hand in hand, and perhaps seeing good in a bad situation is what is needed in this world sometimes. Perhaps we all need to stop what we are doing and take a moment to smell the roses. If only we look at the bright side of life, then we see how blessed we are. So without further ado, please enjoy this wonderful song and fill your heart with love.
If you wish a spread a little cheer to others around you, feel free to share. Or better still, give them a smile or a hug!