Bad news! There seems to be so much of it around. We seem to love indulging in spreading it too. ย The more sordid it is, the faster we must spread it! There’s injustice and corruption which causes outrage and fear…Bad news spreads like wild fire on social media. We love to get all worked up about it and stand on our soap boxes proclaiming what we believe is the truth.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for standing up for the truth. I’m all for freedom of speech. Sadly, it is so easy to become preoccupied with what is wrong in the world, while just taking for granted all that is wonderful. I take time today to think about all that I’m grateful for and invite you to do the same as your join our Gratitude Circle.

gratitude circle


The month has been a rich and full one. I have much to be grateful for:

  • Great conversations with Jose and his constant caring that comes across in the little daily gestures.
  • Reconnecting more closely with friends and supporting each other,
  • Finishing a long pending bit of work – at least, my part of it.
  • Time for lots of reading and reflecting.
  • Connecting with some great bloggers via the 1Word Challenge, Friday Reflections and #1000Speak.
  • Getting all set for the A to Z challenge and the joy of revealing my theme.


gratitude is the fairest blossom

As I give thanks for everything I enjoy, I’m all too aware of the world being a wonderful place and these blossoms adding to its beauty. I snapped this picture on one of our holidays and love to look at it from time to time.

The Lyrics of 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 the 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
But they’re really saying is I love you.

I hear babies crying and I watched them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
Yes, I think to myself what a wonderful world.


I know that no one could do this quite like Louis, but ย listen to this beautiful rendition of ‘What a Wonderful World’!

I’m also connecting to the 1Word Challenge brought to us by Lisa, Janine and Marcia. The prompts for this week were ‘confused’ and ‘wonderful’. You know what I chose! ๐Ÿ˜‰

What are you grateful for this month? Write a post on your blog and add it our Gratitude Circle linky. The linky will be open right up to 26 April. Join Vidya and me in giving thanks.

Let’s make this world a happy, positive and wonderful place!