Saturday, December 10, 2005

My Christmas Wish for You

Last night, we nibbled popcorn and revelled in our requisite Christmas season showing of the uplifting It's a Wonderful Life .

The story is exquisite, and affirms so much of what I hold dear. Family, faith, prayer, the power of love, overcoming discouragement and obstacles, corruption via worship of money.

Each year, a different facet of the story touches me. This year, it was gratitude. George Bailey became a new person because he developed a grateful heart. He saw the same world with the same people and same challenges through newly grateful eyes.

And he realized that, indeed, he has a wonderful life.

French writer Colette (1873 - 1954) penned, "What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner. "

My Christmas wish for you is a grateful heart and knowledge of what a wonderful life you have now.

And as a Christmas gift for you, here's a link to some fun trivia about the classic 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life.

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