Monday, December 5, 2011

"It's a Wonderful Life"

Christmas movies, I love them. I could watch them all year long and sometimes I do.
But my all time favorite Christmas movie is 'It's a Wonderful Life'. It is actually my favorite movie of all time!

George Bailey! What a man!! I love his servant's heart and his sacrifices for others!

George wanted to go to school, travel to foreign lands and see different things but God had other plans. (now I know the movie really doesn't speak much about God) When his father passed away, in order for the family business (the Building and Loan) not being taken over by the town's scrooge (old man Potter), George had to stay in town and run the business. Something he did not want to do but did anyway! He had to give up his dreams...dreams of travel, school and a life far from Bedford Falls.

But what a life it is!

George doesn't even realize how wonderful his life is until one fateful Christmas Eve. Feeling hopeless and despondent, George contemplates suicide but his guardian angel Clarence intervenes. Clarence decides to give George a gift. A very rare gift! The gift to see what the world would be like if he did not exist.

I think this is an awesome gift, very valuable almost priceless. To be able to see how much you matter to those around you, how your life changes the course of everyone you touch, how valuable you are! I think most people would love to know how much they matter to those around them.

I love how in this movie, the good guy wins!!! I love how George sees how life is worth living, how blessed he is, how wonderful he has it.

I think this is an attitude we all need to be reminded of sometimes especially me, especially tonight.

Tonight is our last night together for a while. My hubby returns to his duty station overseas tomorrow.

Even though I know a rough good-bye is coming, we have a blessed life. We have a wonderful life. It is not perfect but it is wonderful nonetheless.

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Lisa said...

I agree! Praying for your family during this time of separation. I know it is hard. Did last Christmas without my hubby while he was deployed. Cast your cares upon the Lord. He will renew your strength.

Holly said...

((Joann)) ... nice post! That's why I love it too sometimes it's hard to see that what you do matters and it's a wonderful reminder!

Ebony S said...

This is *one* of my favorites, too! I know sometimes our life doesn't feel that wonderful, especially with goodbyes always on the horizon, but like you said, it's all in our attitude :)