‘What a Wonderful World’

The great Louis Armstrong reminded us that we live in a wonderful world.

‘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’

Songwriters; George Weiss/Robert Thiele

IMG_3559 4As Jonathon and I were walking campus today, I thought of the beauty of life…the beauty of, seemingly, regular things and occurrences!

I read, on Facebook, that my good friend was riding with the top top down on their car and the music on the radio, tuned up loud, and the sheer joy of the narrative…took me back to the days when our sons were younger and the fun of, just, living!

IMG_3552 3We concern ourselves with who will win the next presidential election….and when will be purchase a new automobile…or take another vacation…when the miracle of life is surrounding us!

IMG_3556 3At times we receive lemons of life…and we think that all of life must be sour?

In reality…life surrounds us with the miracle!

Reflection is an enjoyable enterprise.  When I interact with people who are younger than I…I travel back in time to their, approximate age, and remember what I was doing and thinking and feeling at that time.

I would say to the Millennials of the world…be not dismayed….we Baby Boomers had passions and ideals and plans and visions of the future….and were convinced that we were the generation to get the job done!

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The history of a human life…is a short one!

In the morning of your life you are young and full of wonder….and everything is an adventure and a mystery and a challenge to be met.

In the afternoon you are in the midst of the struggle for career and parenthood and success!

In the evening…you say…let me make a difference and a mark and help someone along the path of life…you realize that it is all a plan…and you are a player upon the stage of, the grand performance of, life!

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I can not imagine a greater failure than to not realize the, roll, that you have been assigned to play by the creator…or the thread that you are in the tapestry of life!

IMG_3551 3Sickness and suffering and hardship and death…often robs us of our joy of living.  It is easy to feel that no one is going through the trials and tribulations that we are going through…I know, because I have felt this way…but in reality…all of it is but for a short time in comparison to God’s master plan for us!

When I was a youngster, I decided that a, brilliant maneuver to perform, would be to climb an extremely slick spillway to demonstrate to my friends, who were accompanying me, that I had some, wicked climbing skills!

man climbing on gray concrete peak at daytime

Photo by Rodrigo on Pexels.com

As I climbed the mossy and, constantly, water soaked surface, I was reveling in my climbing prowess…and I was certain the my climbing buddies were amazed!

Suddenly…I fell…as if someone had pulled my legs out from under me!

I busted my upper lip so badly, that it retains a permanent mark, above it, too this day…that I cover with my 26 year old mustache!

I believe that when we enter, God’s heaven, we will recount our most grievous injuries, in this life, as little more than my fall on the spillway….in the, beautiful and majestic plan that God has for our life!

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