It Really Is A Wonderful Life

Last night, my wife and I were watching, It’s a Wonderful Life, on NBC.  We watch it every year before Christmas, and it’s probably one of my favorite movies of all time.  I just think the film’s message relates to everyone.

The idea of a young man, who doesn’t get the opportunity to achieve all the things he set out to do.  George Bailey views these lost opportunities as failures.  He eventually gets to the point where he loses all hope and wants to throw his life away by jumping off a bridge.  Eventually, George meets his guardian angel that shows him a world in which he doesn’t exist.  He’s shown how big of an impact his life had on the world.

I can relate to George Bailey, because I’ve been incredibly fortunate.  I had parents that loved and nurtured me. I have a beautiful family, that supports and encourages me.  My personal life is rich like his, but there are moments that I can relate to him professional.  There are plenty of things I want to do.  There are goals I want to accomplish.  There are even more things I’ll never do.  I’m working hard to accomplish one hundred goals on my Someday/Maybe page.

It would be great if I was able to accomplish all of those goals, but it’s important to remember that the best things in life are usually right in front of you.  I’m going to spend today living in the moment and appreciate the best parts of my life.