Another year has gone by and I’ve made my annual pilgrimage to Bedford Falls and the townsfolk of that wonderful town kept me company as I was taking on a task that I rarely look forward to but 3M Company rather does when their profits shoot through the roof due to my usual cellophane tape usage in wrapping presents.
Even in the most wretched times of my life, I have never missed seeing “It’s a Wonderful Life” at least once during the festive season. Sometimes even more than once for those really dark times.
You know the kind of times I’m talking about…those dark days where your mind wanders to wondering what the world would have been like without you in it and would it have been for the better.
The days where you get the feeling that the Potters of the world seem to be winning in their quest to stomp over the good people who just want to live their lives in peace and make a positive contribution in their short time.
And every time I watch the movie, I can’t help but come to the conclusion that all of the friends and family that I’ve been blessed to share another rotation round our sun with is a truly wonderful blessing indeed and one I should never take for granted.
I’m at the point in life where there’s definitely far fewer screenings of that movie ahead of me than behind me.
But that is way of things in this world where time keeps on counting and I am content to know that it’s message of comfort and hope will be there during the time of the year I tend to need it most.
Tomorrow, it’ll be time to find some time to be with the kids and once again enjoy just being there with them as they open their presents with excitement and abandon with the additional joy of a PuppyDoodleTM who will likely have a big case of sensory overload.
And for a time, all will be right in my world. 🙂
May you find peace and solace in your traditions this festive season and may our year to come be a better one than the one we’re ready to leave behind.