Wonderful Life

Awhile back, I was casually reading a good friend’s blog and found out that she’d never seen the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.

“Positively obscene,” I told her. Everyone knows that you can’t go to heaven if you haven’t seen “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Slight exaggeration, maybe, but it still felt wrong to know anyone on earth who hadn’t seen it.

So even though it was past Christmas and we really have been making every effort to put all the green and red tubs back in the garage–we kept this one movie out and invited our sweet friend over to see it for the first time in her life. It was a lovely experience to watch someone–besides me–cry in all the right places. She was even a great sport with all our commentary, which can try the patience of even the most sturdy mountain woman. In the end, of course she loved it, so I’ve come to a conclusion of sorts.

Maybe this “Christmas movie” isn’t such an exclusively Christmas movie. In fact, it felt like the perfect show for this time of year when we are all trying in our own way to be little better than we were last year. What a great reminder to “bloom where we’re planted,” and make the most of what we’ve got–whatever it is. Because we just never know the difference we may make in the lives of someone else, just by being ourselves.

New Year’s Goal #6– I will pay attention to the tiny feet that may be stepping in my footprints.

7 Replies to “Wonderful Life”

  1. I will admit that I have never seen that movie either. I think it was more of a stubborn thing because EVERYONE said I HAD to see it. Maybe I will grow up one day and become part of the everyone! πŸ™‚

  2. You are so cute. Of course you don’t HAVE to see it. But I know you…and you’ll love it. You can come watch it with us anytime.

  3. I love this movie!!! My hubby makes fun of me as I HAVE to watch it every year at least once. Funny thing is, I caught him watching it one day when we were at the doctors office & he said he loved the movie too.

  4. Thanks again for inviting me over. It was so much fun and I felt like a queen just sitting in that big plush couch and having servants wait on me hand and foot. Oh the food was just oozing out from all corners of the kitchen, and oh so tasty and delightful!! You guys are the greatest. I loved the commentary. It was better than closed caption because you guys are just so darn smart and know all the good “stuff” It was so nice to just visit and chill and catch up. Next time it’s movie night just let me know. I’m in πŸ™‚

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