Often when I am working I like to listen music, and I am partial to many different genres.
An "oldie but a goldie" popped out the other day ... Louis Armstrong singing "What a Wonderful World".
I couldn't help but smile because my dad loved that song, and it has good associations.
More importantly it epitomizes that focus on what is good, a "glass half full" attitude ... and I LOVE that!
It is important to focus on, and be thankful for all the good in our lives.
Yet, too often it is easy to focus on the negatives ... and that is just destructive.
Louis Armstrong singing Wonderful World is a great reminder for me, and you may have your own triggers that bring a smile!
We really do have a good life in our Western Society ... even as we come through the pandemic.
We have first world comforts and generally high employment
We have a free and democratic society.
We get to enjoy our freedoms with little fear of oppression.
We can enjoy all of the beauties of nature.
We have our friends and family.
We have all the entertainment of our internet world in our own homes.
We can even have our meals delivered!
There are so many things to be thankful for.
Maybe taking a few minutes to appreciate the "trees of green ... red roses too" will get you recognising "It's a Wonderful World".
Kevin Dee is the founder of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)
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I write these articles with the intent of sharing MY experience and knowledge gained during MY life journey. From the 16 year old joining the Royal Navy, through many incarnations, to the grey haired guy who built a business. If you find a nugget here, then I am happy. If the message offends you then I apologise, that was never my intent. I know and recognize there are many people and groups who have a far bigger challenge than I have had and I only wish you well.