The Lifestyle Concept

Alzheimer’s Society – Singing for the Brain

I did my second visit to the the Alzheimer’s Society ‘Singing for the Brain’ yesterday.  There was only a small group this time, with a mixture of Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. But we were a jolly little group, chatting over tea and biscuits. It’s amazing how some of the Dementia patients are fighting fit and living on their own. One of the ladies is so full of life and has me in stitches every time I see her.  She kept asking me if her coffee could be described as a milky coffee so I kept trotting off for more milk, he he.

What I wanted to share here though is the words to one of the songs which we sang. It’s always been one of my favourites but as we sang it together it made me realise how important it is to live in the moment and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

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 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?”
They’re really saying, “I love you”

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more, than I’ll never know
And I think to myself
“What a wonderful world”

Yes, I think to myself
“What a wonderful world”

Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967 as a single, which topped the pop charts in the United Kingdom.

As for myself, I just downloaded it to my YouTube Library collection of ‘Fabulous songs that make me smile’ collection. I cannot think of a better way to start each day by singing this little ditty in the shower! 🙂

With love – and a spring in my step,

Tracey B x
Lifestyle Consultant