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,