What a Wonderful Life

it's a wonderful life

I know we all have seen, well maybe not all – “It’s a Wonderful Life” directed by Frank Capra. It was based on the short story “The Greatest Gift”.

Here’s a brief summary : The movie was Released in 1946, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community would be had he never been born.

It is traditionally shown at Christmas time, but it is always a great reminder of selfless love, and that we all have a purpose in this world. But at times we are too low to see what we have done and who we have touched.

Sometimes we get lost in our everyday life that we forget truly how many people we have touched by being here. How we have affected those we have come in contact with since we were born.

Here’s my story – I know for a fact that my mom wanted a baby girl so badly that she risked her life to get pregnant again despite the doctors telling her no. She tricked my dad to get pregnant just so she could have that dream come true. I only weighed 3.5 lbs when I was born. My mom to this day remembers bringing me home in a doll dress because I was so tiny. She held me almost all day because she didn’t want anything to happen to me. What love! I’m now approaching middle age, healthy and happy. My only sibling is my older brother. She stopped when she got her dream of having a girl.

I was the blessing to my mom – and I try to continue to be everyday of my life. Her life would not have been the same without my being born. Now she is 76 and her health is fading. I’m here to take care of her now. I hold her hand and tell her I love her daily. She has early onset of Alzheimers.

Always remember – you are here for a reason! You were born with a purpose! You are amazing in your way! You are loved.

Love and Passion,

Deanna

Life Lesson #1 Forgive

forgiveAs I approach my mid life birthday, I am becoming more insightful about my life’s journey thus far. I wonder if having this big birthday sparks the same reactions in others. I don’t know for sure, but I do know it has sparked a deep reaction in me.

I have put pen to paper to write down what I have learned. I hope you find it interesting and hopefully enlightening.

Lesson #1 – Learn to forgive those that have hurt you.

We have a lot of people who hurt us, whether it’s on purpose or not. We as humans are hurt by actions, words, and people who just don’t like us for some reason we just can’t pin point. We just rub them the wrong way. I know I have people who rub me the wrong way, and I can’t tell you why. It just is.

If you choose to hold on to the hurt and anger – it will consume you. It’s a negative cloud hanging over your head and heart. And you know we are what we attract, so if that’s the catch, you will be attracting a huge amount of negative.

By forgiving them – it releases your bond, your consuming thoughts of hurt and anger, and allows you to move forward. Trust me when I say – it is very freeing!

Now forgiving doesn’t mean you must have that person in your life. You don’t. You just need to let go and forgive.

love and passion

de

Today is a new beginning

I begin each day as a new journey.

As I meditate… I think… I am refreshed with hope, faith, and love this morning. I am charged and have full high vibrations.  Whatever I did wrong yesterday is behind me. I am moving forward to make better choices today. I am mindful of my choices today. I am mindful of my words so I won’t hurt anyone. I am in tune with life and nature – of all things surrounding me. I am at peace. I am in a spirit of love and contribution.

Start your day with a fresh beginning. Today is a new day to make better choices!

Inspiring a better day

De