I can’t believe that I haven’t watched It’s A Wonderful Life before now. I always see it on Best Christmas Movie lists and I thought it was about time I picked up a copy and gave it a whirl. Who doesn’t love a festive film?
I’m so glad I did. It’s A Wonderful Life is the story of George Bailey, a man who through his life has had to give up on dreams of leaving his small town and instead taken on the family business, married and settled there. His life has always been about putting others first and helping those in need.
When everything seems to be going wrong, he stands on a bridge and considers ending his life. Enter his guardian angel who shows him what life would have been life if he hadn’t existed. Because of all his kindness, so many lives would have been ruined without him.
It was so lovely to watch a film so rooted in kindness just when I’m writing my Random Acts Of Kindness serial. It showed that kindness is something that can touch peoples lives and make them better, and that if you put kindness out in the world then it will come back to you.
At the end of the film, the town rallies around George and repays his kindness back. It’s such a heartwarming ending and I love the idea what kindness can set off a chain like that – if everyone paid an act of kindness forward, the world would be a much better place.
Have you seen It’s A Wonderful Life? What did you think?
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