Happy 2018! Have you ever seen the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”? If you haven’t, you really need to! It’s such a powerful and meaningful movie! The first time I ever watched it, I was in a very bad place in my life. I was depressed, had a spinal injury and was just hanging on to hope by a thread. Feeling like it would just be better if I just weren’t here. And that is what the theme of what this movie is about!
George Bailey was a man who had a lot of dreams, but life gave him a different outcome from what he had wanted. He was feeling like a failure, when actually he really wasn’t at all. The angel was sent to earth to show him what an impact his life made because he couldn’t see it for himself. Often times, we don’t see it in the midst of our trials. The angel said “I need to send you down to earth to help this man, George Bailey. ” He says, “Oh, is he sick?”, then the angel says “No, it is worse than sick! He is discouraged!” We cannot put aside discouragement and what that can do to a person. He was feeling like he wanted to give up the most precious gift a human could ask for, which is life.
So the angel takes him on a discovery of what would have happened if he never existed. Clarence the angle says, “OK George, you don’t want to be here, let me show you what life would be like if you weren’t. George had no idea about the impact that he made by living a simple, respectable life. Towards the end of the movie he realizes “oh my gosh, the ripple effect of the impact of all that he changed along the way. We never see it when we are in the midst of our trials. He came to his senses and realized “I want to live, I want to live!”
He realized it was a wonderful life after all. So I encourage you today, if you feel discouraged in any way, at all, in any obstacles that you’re facing: they’re temporary, and oftentimes we don’t see the whole picture. Be encouraged. Life is so much richer and there is so much hope and possibility. I want you to go into this year, 2018, knowing that everything is possible and that your life can be wonderful! Keep believing and never give up!
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