It’s A Wonderful Life!

I feel like George Bailey.  You know.  “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  Starring Jimmy Stewart?

If you are one of the rare people who hasn’t seen the movie, get it!  Immediately!  People usually think of watching it at Christmas, but it’s a great feel-good movie any time of the year.

I had a ‘George Bailey moment’ recently.  I temporarily lost sight of what is important in life.  All I could think about for that grim moment was the tough time my husband and I have had lately.

Thankfully, the Lord didn’t let me chill in that dreary place for long.  He reminded me of the movie. 

Yes.  He did.  He reminded me of the last scene.  Sorry to give it away, but it’s a ‘40s movie.  You already know it has a happy ending.

George was despondent and hopeless.  He thought he was the poorest man in town.  Then his friends showed up.  He realized he was rich!

That’s it.  I feel like George Bailey.  I am rich in friends!  Through the past hard months, they have showed up time and again.  Helping hands.  Words of encouragement.  Prayers, the results of which only eternity will reveal.  A shoulder to cry on; an invitation to dinner; an e-mail; a phone call. 

An outpouring of love has been poured down on us over the last months that would have swept us off our feet, if it had rained all at once.  Each shower of blessing came at the perfect moment.

God uses friends to shower us with blessings!

In the middle of my pity-party, God reminded me of each person and each act of kindness. Instead of worrying about problems, I found myself counting my blessings.

Have you had a bad ‘George Bailey moment’ recently?  That moment when George thought the world was against him and all was lost?

Before you slip down into the pity pit, STOP!  Talk to God.  Ask Him to help you.  Ask Him to remind you of all the good things in your life.  Count your blessings.  You just may discover how truly rich in blessings you are.

To my friends I say, “Thank you for making me such a rich woman.” 

Zuzu from “It’s A Wonderful Life”: “Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”

I’m hearing bells ringing!  As far as I’m concerned, all you angel friends have earned your wings!

“Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”
An act of kindness, a tender smile
These little blessings seem to make it all worth while
So try and do what’s ringing true inside your heart


For each and every bell that rings
Another angel gets his wings
So show you care and share your light
And help an angel fly tonight

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