Good Morning Everyone: Happy Friday!
This morning, I would like to share something I feel is beautiful, as well as quite special to me. The song, “It’s a Wonderful World,” sung by, Louis Armstrong.
Why does this song have such meaning to me? Many years ago, I had the honor of being part of a staff which opened a grand new middle school. At that time, it was the largest middle school in the state of Virginia. Student population of 2,200 and a staff of over 200. The staff was truly, the finest group of people I have ever seen assembled under one roof. Such talented, wonderful and caring people, all working together for a common cause – the children. I often wondered to myself, “How was it I was so fortunate to be part of this special group of people?” My only answer, “God smiled on me, and I was forever grateful.” The six years I spent with this staff was life changing – for me. Great people change others – it is that simple… they just do.
So, back to the song. Every August when the staff members returned from their summer vacation, they were welcomed by this lovely song playing over the public address system, as they entered the building. You see, these fabulous people truly believed it was a wonderful world. Their positive attitude and extraordinary enthusiasm, for and about, absolutely everything was infectious. Therefore, this morning, I hope to begin your day with a smile, maybe a joyful tear, as you listen to this lovely piece of music. And, as you go about your life this weekend, I do hope you will – “Think to yourself, What a Wonderful World.”
Thanks for visiting today – Love and Hugs to you!