A couple of weeks ago, I was watching my oldest son, Hayden, at his weekly swimming lessons.

I had my iPod on and a cover of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” came on.  It was the version with Stevie Wonder’s extraordinary harmonica sailing over the top of the melody.

As I sat there, I was filled with a strong sense of gratitude as I was reminded that I really do live in a wonderful world.

I know that it’s not perfect and there are things that I would want to change in it (and in me).

But I watched with great pride as Hayden tried to work on his backstroke, and listed for myself all of the blessings in my life.

My wife and kids, my relationship with God, my business, my home, my church.

The list went on and on.

I’m not sure that I do that often enough.

It’s easy to focus on the things that make this world less than wonderful, and it’s important that we try to find ways to make it better.

But if you look in the right places, remember the good times and focus on the important things in life, we really do live in a wonderful world.

And I’m grateful for my son’s swimming lesson for the reminder.

What’s wonderful about your world?

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