Tuesday 22nd May 2018

It IS a Wonderful World! 2017.39.

It IS a Wonderful World! 2017.39.

This Thursday before Easter…it is timely re-visit this post and  to link up here with Leanne and friends because we NEED to remember we live in a WONDERFUL WORLD. Peace, everyone, peace is what we need now.

If we spend our time on earth thinking about all that can and does go wrong then we are not living. I know that might sound glib to some. I am doing my best to remember this for myself with a chronic health condition I’ve noted before… but I cannot let that stop me from seeing beauty and noticing more. I love this song, the original singer and the version I show via YouTube.


The wonderful Louis Armstrong sang this & the lyrics and credits: BBC Four via YouTube Christophe Letecheur.

What 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

© Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CARLIN AMERICA INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, IMAGEM MUSIC INC
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Cowra Japanese Gardens. My photos.

Cowra Japanese Gardens. My photos.

I visited these gardens in early 2013 or 2014 and here is the link to the site. It is well worth the visit. It IS a wonderful world when you see here what came from the tragedy called World War 11.

Thank you David Attenborough, BBC One and David Daniel Wouters for this YouTube movie

How is your world today?


Each weekend I like to go down the Ultimate Rabbit Hole with Sammie here and friends.




  1. I loved listening to this song on the radio when I was a kid. And I think it was in a Disney movie as well. I think it’s Louie Armstrong’s voice that really makes it. Happy weekend to you Denyse, I hope you’re feeling better soon xx

    • The song has been in many movies. I am now downloading it for my music. It is beautiful and Old Satchmo makes it! I have added it…he is the best. The chronic condition is annoying me but I have to live with its limitations as best as I can. No cure nor treatment for IBS other than the symptoms. Bleurgh. Thanks for good wishes. Right back at you!

  2. I love that song and that David Attenborough vid is just magic! I was listening to a podcast today and they said that stress is something that we allow to happen. Once we are aware of the physiological changes we can stop having that stress. So instead of feeling depressed or anxiious, they suggested standing in front of the mirror putting on your goofiest grin and waving your arms around like a loon… Or just watch your vid or listen to your song! Have a beautiful weekend!

    • Thanks Sammie! Things are going a bit better after my recent visit to the doctor and I am trying a medication too. However, I am also doing a great on-line course and learning to challenge some of my unhelpful thoughts. Taking myself out of myself via nature is my favourite way of busting the stress and I finally got to do some of that yesterday! You are lovely…thank you for your kind words and care. D x

  3. Oh yes Denyse and this song has a special memory for me as it was one of two songs played when my mum, dad, brother and I went to a Organ donor (& recipient) thanksgiving service a few years ago. It was the first I’d been to and my parents usually went to one in a nearby town but were in Brisbane so we went to that one. It was huge.

    My dad’s dementia was probably fairly severe then so I’m not sure he was constantly able to remember what we were doing there, but a choir sang this song and it was very poignant.

    He died a few months later and I went alone to the one that following year in Brissy… but haven’t been since.

    • PS. I think I’ve mentioned before that he had a heart transplant (in December 2000). It gave him almost an extra 11 years.

      • Oh Deb..I hope this was a post that wasnt too distressing for you. Memories via song and sound can be quite hard. I did not know that about your Dad. Wow. Thank you so much for sharing your story about the song…and what it means for you. And, as always, for being a wonderful and kind commenter here! Your support is always appreciated. Denyse x

  4. That was my mother’s favourite song, hearing it even now brings a tear to my eye.

  5. We used this song as one of our wedding dance songs. It’s so much about mindfulness and appreciation. Love it. Have a great Easter… #TeamLovinLife

    • It does, it really does. I found myself playing it over and over recently. I actually helps when I was needing to get ‘out of my head and back into my heart’. How wonderful to have this song included in your wedding dances!! D xx

  6. It is a wonderful world Denyse and unfortunately most people don’t stop long enough to appreciate what they have. I love the words to the song by Louis Armstrong and those meerkats are just adorable. Thanks for brightening my day. Happy Easter…

    • Very special words, music and more that we need to remember. I am glad this brightened your day as it did mine seeing some lovely bloggers comment today. Enjoy what the Easter break brings. D xx

  7. I love the words to this song. It always makes me feel good inside. You’re so right. We do need to appreciate the beauty around us more rather than concentrating on the negatives. 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • I so need to be singing them often Kathy when more and more the ‘world’ is looking a bit dire! I am glad you too love the words. Denyse x

  8. Love that song Denyse. Aren’t the words great too! Nature makes me happy so if I’m feeling a bit negative or down that is where I head to – somewhere in nature. Have a wonderful Easter! 🙂 xo #TeamLovinLife

    • You and I are kindred spirits. Even walking outside to my little garden is a panacea for my mood. The garden needs me! I love that. Hope your Easter weekend is going well. D x

  9. We do indeed live in a wonderful world.
    I’m off to watch that David Attenborough video. We love his work but I haven’t seen that one.
    Thanks for linking Denyse!

    • Thank you Leanne for the linky. It is a short and sweet but oh so powerful little vid about our ‘world’. Happy Easter. D xx