Monday, December 21, 2009
He Made Me Watch It ~ It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
What touched me (or bothered me) the most about this film is the kindness factor. The kindness that Bailey showed the town and the kindness the town showed back to him. Kindness is rare these days. I find that many kindnesses go unrewarded. While you shouldn't be kind to get a reward, the joy should be enough, the quality of one's life is immensely improved by acts of kindness. On some days, when I'm down and out and really need a hug or a kind word said to me, I come up empty. All I really get in return is people wanting sympathy for their own problems and not seeing that I have many of my own. Maybe people are too self-centered these days. Or maybe, just maybe I'll have my George Bailey moment one day. We'll see.
Now that I've thoroughly depressed you (or angered you, whichever), I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!
P.S. Why did no one tell me Gloria Grahame was in this film?!
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