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It Really is a Wonderful Life

Updated on July 23, 2015

Wonderful Life

It really is a wonderful life.

It's that time of year. I watch "It's a Wonderful Life" at least a dozen times. I love that movie. It reminds me of when I was a young girl, still living at home. My dad and I would watch it every time it came on the the television.

George didn't know how wonderful his life really was until Clarence showed him how life would have been without him. I think we all wonder about how things would be without us sometimes. Does my life really matter?

I have a tendency to get down in the mulligrubs. Just a week ago I found myself in that place. You know, feeling sorry for myself, wondering why am I really here. I don't like that place, it's very depressing. Then, on my way home from a family gathering, I had one of those "ahhaa" moments.

"Ahhaa" Moment

We had just come from celebrating early Christmas and some birthdays with family and we had had an especially fun evening; lots of laughter and just good feel good moments. I started thinking about how fortunate I was. I have so much to be thankful for. I have a wonderful family. We love each other and we enjoy spending time together and having fun.

This started an avalanche of thankfulness. I started listing the things I have to be grateful for: I have a wonderful husband, who loves me for me, warts and all; I have a beautiful, funny, smart, and healthy son; I have a wonderful family, who loves me; I have a home; a car to take me where I need to go; a wonderful church family; I have (too much) food to eat; this list could go on and on.

The point is, I have enough! I may not have everything I want, but I absolutely have everything that I need.

What do you have to be thankful for?

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      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Mandi,

      What a wonderful life and what a great outlook--"I have enough! I may not have everything I want, but I absolutely have everything that I need."

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