Monday, September 13, 2010

It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

That, my friends, is the title of my all time favorite Christmas movie that stars Jimmy Stewart. It’s been a Christmas tradition for me to try watching it each and every year at Christmas time (if they showed it on TV), until I managed to order the DVD (it’s not sold locally either) to ensure that I’d not miss it at Christmastime anymore. I hope that I can pass on the tradition to my little one but for now I don’t think the show will appeal to her much since it’s in black and white and she’s only five.

It’s a Wonderful Life is a touching story about a simple man, George Bailey, who faces adversity in his life and has to forego his dreams and aspirations due to circumstances. He is honest and hardworking and leads a clean life, while making ends meet. However, after everything he’s been through, he is down on his luck through no fault of his own and wishes he was never born. With the help of an unlikely angel in training called Clarence, he sees that he has made a significant difference to society and is really blessed.

Okay I know that it’s a little early for Christmas for most folks but for me it’s Christmas everyday LOL Actually, this year I can draw a little comparison to ol’ George Bailey. I’ve been facing some adversity and to tell you the truth the challenges have been literally piling on one after another, after another. While it hasn’t come to the stage of me challenging my existence it is really trying times for us. Thank goodness wifey is really understanding and helpful for I don’t think I’d be able to handle it on my own.

We’ll try to do the right thing for everyone but sometimes the right thing is not the best thing, however, therein lies the challenge. It’ll be a balancing act but hey what’s life without a little challenge, right? The trick is to try to see the good in every difficult situation you’re facing but trust me; it’s not easy and I’m sure most of you who’ve faced tough times will agree. Griping won’t get me anywhere. It’s ironical because I’m a perennial griper but on something like this I choose not to gripe, at least not yet!! LOL