A couple of weeks ago, my 3-year-old granddaughter said, “Grandma, sing this song with me.”
“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.”
For a few seconds, I was incredulous that my 3-year-old granddaughter would know the lyrics to this upbeat song from 1967.
Then I joined in, singing happily.
Yes, what a wonderful world. And it is so important that we teach our children that.
In the doom and gloom that tends to be our daily news, we need to find ways to show our children the beauty and joy of life.
Singing and reading are two sure ways that I know to get a message across.
When I mentioned to my daughter about being amazed that my granddaughter knew the entire lyrics to What A Wonderful World, she told me , “She learned it at school, and they also have a children’s book with the lyrics.”
Needless to say, this book is a new addition to my children’s library.
Plus, I find myself humming and singing the tune as I walk and go about my chores.
…and I think to myself, what a wonderful world.