It Really Is A Wonderful Life

We’ve come to the time of year when many are preparing to celebrate the holiday season.

During this time of year, I have many traditions that help me get in the holiday spirit. One of my traditions, as you probably know, is watching holiday movies.

Many know Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer is my all-time favorite, but this year I’d like to give you my take on the classic, It’s a Wonderful Life.

Just to give you an overview, the story is about a certain man named, George Bailey. George, who had great aspirations for himself, put them on hold to help others. As a result, he’s feeling some type of way; he feels as if his dreams have been cast to the waste side and is therefore contemplating suicide.

To make matters worse, George was contemplating suicide on Christmas Eve. (Note: not everyone is happy during the holidays, so be aware, maybe you can help someone.)

Thankfully, George is visited by his guardian angel (which I believe we all have one) during a dream, who showed him all the lives he had touched. The guardian angel also showed George what life would have been like had he not existed.

As I pondered this movie, I began to wonder what the world would have been like, if I had never existed.

OMG! What a boring life this would’ve been without one Shari Lynn Cooper!

For one, I wouldn’t have been here to complete the Super Cooper Family. I’m the youngest of the fold that holds the position of secretary. I get calls to type up memos, fill out applications, find various things on the computer and report back.

Who would my favorite guy have loved unconditionally, made wonderful memories, traveled, laughed, and shared his life with?

When it’s time for my friends to speak at an event in front of an audience, and they are nervous, who would’ve told them to shake it off and let people know what advocates can do.

Who would’ve sung, You Are My Sunshine, to my dog Tiny and given her treats because she’s the best big dog in the world.

Who would’ve jogged my mom’s memory in her golden years of 91 to still know that I’m her baby and that I still need her.

Finally, who would’ve been your favorite blogger-in-chief and Make Things Happen?!

In the holiday classic, George realized with the help of his guardian angel that his life was worthwhile.

Just like George, I know my life is worthwhile as well. By no means is it perfect, but it’s ok and for that I can truly say, it really is, A Wonderful Life!

Happy Holidays

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