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What A Wonderful World

Bad news! There seems to be so much of it around. We seem to love indulging in spreading it too.  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  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!



  1. nan nan March 31, 2015

    What a wonderful post!! I am so with you on gratitude. We don’t watch the news – and haven’t in years. We don’t read the headlines on Yahoo. We know if we need to know something, we will. I refuse to fill my mind and house with terrorists, murders, kidnappings, etc. My home is for filling with peace and love, a safety and security from the outside world. Alpha Hubby calls it his safe haven!
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  2. Thanks for this uplifting post, Corrine. Gratitude is so powerful and to stop and mull it over always brings our spirits up. I will definitely do a post on this and join in the gratitude circle before April 27th. What a perfect song choice to go along with your words, too.
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  3. Janine Janine March 27, 2015

    I’m so glad to have connected with – I love this gratitude prompt and the fact that is monthly as I am so beyond in my writing! I have always loved this song, mostly because it was in the Good Morning Vietnam soundtrack which sparked the song to ‘comeback’ long after Louis had passed on.
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  4. Birgit Birgit March 27, 2015

    I love that song and the lyrics are beautiful. Those flowers are beautiful. We do have so much to be grateful for

  5. Lisa Lisa March 27, 2015

    I have always loved that song, but I haven’t heard it in a long time. Just this morning, I was listening to the news and was so overwhlemed by all the sadness & violence. It is good for the should to focus on the good and the wonderful. Thanks for the reminder!
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  6. Absolutely Tara Absolutely Tara March 26, 2015

    I have to agree with the negative thinking all around. I’m a huge protonate for being real and truthful with yourself, and not just striving for “happy”, but I hate when so many sources are trying to muddle my beautiful world with their ugly and fearful perspective. I’m feel like yelling, “Hey, take that ugly out of here!” Loved your post, and happy to have found your blog. I wandered over here from another blog in the gratitude circle.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  7. Marcia Marcia March 26, 2015

    Thank you for this beautiful post about our wonderful world, Corinne! I completely agree. It is! One Word will truly miss you next month. I wish you great success with A to Z and look forward to your return to #1Word in May! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. Kathy Kathy March 26, 2015

    Hi Corinne! Thanks for hosting the linkup for our gratitude! AND thank you for sharing the words to my husband’s favorite song in the whole world! He has this song as his ringtone and everytime it rings we are reminded of the incredible world we live in. Thank you! ~Kathy
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  9. Janine Huldie Janine Huldie March 26, 2015

    I love that you are talking time to be grateful for the all the good things in life and you are right sometimes we do get bogged down by all the negativity that we forget to see the positives and wonderfulness right in front of our faces. Thanks for the reminder and for linking up with us again, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 26, 2015

      Gratitude has been life-saving for me, Janine. We do a Gratitude Circle every last Thursday of the month and I’m happy to see other bloggers join in.
      I’m going to miss the 1 Word Challenge next month – but I’ll be back soon! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  10. nabanita nabanita March 26, 2015

    Wonderful lyrics…And Corinne you are right we seem to get caught up so much in the negativity around us that we forget how wonderful the world still is….Loved the picture!
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  11. G Angela G Angela March 26, 2015

    Simple, sweet and lovely pot with a beautiful picture …. I have written my post a week in advance, afraid that I might miss this day; as I am preparing another research paper from sahayam, thanks for sharing, I am linking my post rightaway….

  12. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury March 26, 2015

    Beautiful lyrics, beautiful flowers, beautiful posts and….beautiful blogger! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Happy Gratitude Circle blog hop day! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Just writing mine!
    Love & Hugs!
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