Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's a Wonderful Life

For those of you familiar with the movie "It's a Wonderful Life," you know the scene where George Bailey finds himself standing outside his home on a dark, wintery night, peering in the window at his family and friends.  At that moment George concludes that everyone would have been better off if he had never been born.  Last night, as I headed out to put the chickens to bed, I had a similar experience.  It was dark and cold and all the rooms downstairs were lit up.  It was an odd feeling, peering into my own life. However, unlike George, it really struck me how blessed I am and what a wonderful life I have.  I hope I have many such moments over my lifetime so I will always appreciate the things that I have and the life I've been given.  And that is my Christmas wish for all my readers - to be grateful for all that life has to offer. 

4 comments:

Deanna said...

I love that movie! It has long been our family tradition to watch it together after the tree is decorated. Alas, my tree is still bare and my daughter and son-in-law won't be able to join us for a viewing this year (daughter is fighting a cold and they will be out of town this weekend). Still, I REALLY need to see this movie soon...even if I have to watch it alone.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful post! What a blessing to be grateful for your life and mindful of the world around you. I'm always on the lookout for people writing about It's A Wonderful Life, as it's one of my all time favorite movies. I wrote a song called George Bailey, would love for you to take a listen via my website or watch the youtube video below. Thanks and happy holidays!

Carolyn Sills
http://www.carolynsills.com/Original_Music.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOQna0DuOfU

mamasong said...
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mamasong said...

It's a "wonderful post"... thanks for sharing this Cherie!