May 13


What a Wonderful World

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As I read Lesson 24 of the Master Key System, the final lesson, the song popularized by Louis Armstrong came to mind. Then the thoughts continued to flow about other Master Key Experience materials.

See if you can also connect the dots.

What a Wonderful World

This week, try to realize that this is truly a wonderful world in which we live, that you are a wonderful being. That many are awakening to a knowledge of the Truth, and as fast as they awake and come into a knowledge of the ‘things which have been prepared for them’ they, too, realize that ‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man,’ the splendors which exist for those who find themselves in the Promised Land. They have crossed the river of judgment and have arrived at the point of discrimination between the true and the false, and have found that all they ever willed or dreamed, was but a faint concept of the dazzling reality.

Charles Haanel, The Master Key System, 24:31

What a lovely way to end the Master Key material, with gratitude for a wonderful world, an awakening to a knowledge of the Truth, and faith that any goals I may have are just a small portion of the dazzling reality of what is possible.

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

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.

  • George David Weiss / Robert Thiele


I often think to myself “What a wonderful world.” I think of gratitude daily, all those little things that I am grateful for. Like the spring sunshine melting the snow, the geese returning with the warmer weather, a coffee date with a good friend, and so many other things.

I think of the Law of Giving and Receiving as discussed in class during the Master Key Experience.

what a wonderful world

I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me, pausing often and noticing nature, kindnesses, smiles and compliments; which I gladly receive with a ‘thank you.’

Master Key Experience materials

And I think of the First Verity in the book Standing Tall, by Mark Januszewski.

Gratitude is a cause, not an effect. The greater my gratitude, the more things to be grateful for flow into my life… I now give thanks in everything and become a humble receiver.

Mark Januszewski

Giving and receiving are like two sides of a coin. The more we give the more we get. Then there is even more to be grateful for. What a Wonderful World.


Then I think of love, and Scroll 2 in The Greatest Salesman in the World.

I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I confront each whom I meet? In one way. In silence and to myself I will address him and say I Love You. Though spoken in silence and to myself these words will shine in my eyes, unwrinkle my brow, bring a smile to my lips, and an echo in my voice; and his heart will be opened. And who is there who will say nay to my goods when his heart feels my love?

Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World

Remember what Louis Armstrong sang: Friends shaking hands, saying “how do you do?” – they’re really saying “I love you.”

Yes, it’s a Wonderful World. Maybe not everything in your life is wonderful all the time, but let’s focus on those parts that are wonderful. You, too, might find that everything you ever willed or dreamed, was but a faint concept of the dazzling reality.

For more information about how the Master Key Experience could help make your world more wonderful, check it out here.

Read more articles by Arlene Laskey

About the author

Arlene Laskey is registered nurse, a long-distance walker, and has a home-based business. She loves to learn and improve, and help others to do the same. As a guide with the Master Key Experience Arlene looks forward to reaching more people, helping them to reach their personal goals through the power of positive thinking.

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  • What a wonderful blog, Arlene. So uplifting and great reminders of those little things for which we should be grateful. Thank you for putting this together, and sharing your Camino trip photos! So grateful for you!

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