Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hot Dog

I don't have much time, I feel a little like the Rabbit in "Alice In Wonderland" these days. Life has been going well for us, but it could always be better! I watched "It's A Wonderful Life" a little while back, and always feel blessed to be alive! What a story! I still can't believe that movie was a flop in it's day. It is my (All Time) favorite movie, then "The Grapes of Wrath".

I love stories that convey the way life is sometimes. If we could all be like the leads in these films, the world would be the place. In many ways we all have the heart of George bailey, and the will to make a difference. It just sometimes we don't realize our impact on the lives of others.

I know my life has not turned out the way I envisioned it to. But I know I'm on my path, and that just around the corner is my "Bedford Falls".

I can see that the way the country is going we will all wish for a "Savings and Loan"

It is a real shame that I can't do my impressions of this film, I can do almost everybody. I can quote every part. I do tear up at the end, like many others do! I'm not afraid to admit this. If only the majority of the world would do so.

I can't help but think of all the people in need of help in this "Mr. Potter" world. I wish every one this season could help their angel get their wings. My heart goes out to humanity this Holiday season. (Just like every day!)

I have read other entries that pulled my heart strings for the Holidays and for my family. I think of my past and all the Christmas's. I can only laugh and smile at the memories. I can only feel a sense of happiness, I recall every person. Every person who has now passed and those who are here now. Even the worst Christmas joins the best ones in harmony, as we sing our songs.

I remember the sleigh rides at my Great Uncle Jim's house and the long walks in winter with my Brother Don. We felt no cold on the toes as we journeyed in our 100 acre woods for hours. We skated on the family ponds till we could no longer feel our butts. I can remember the long talks with my family as we devoured our meals. I could go on forever about the joys of the my past, but must stop myself before I really ramble.

I'm sure you all have a wonderful memory you could share with me, so feel free!

I just wanted to deliver a message of appreciation and love! I sincerely wish you all an Amazing Holiday, whatever you have planned this year. I want to relay a message of hope and warm thoughts for your upcoming year.

Please be safe with the arrival of Winter and the fruits of its bountiful cold and snow!

Wes& Family


Beth said...

I'm glad you had a moment to post, Wes! Glad to see you back, even if you're pressed for time!

I watched the end of "It's a Wonderful Life" the other night when Ken started snoozing on the couch. By the end, I was bawling like a baby. My friend Jim loves it, too, and he said he gets all choked up whenever he watches it! I don't think there's any movie that touches me more than that one, and it speaks to the best part of all of us: things may not have worked out the way we planned, but if we think about it, we may have made a difference that we wouldn't have made if we'd been elsewhere.

Wishing you peace and love!

amandape said...

I agree. I watched it for the first time five years ago. I cried b/c I was guilty. I cried b/c I really want to be a better person. Your post reminded me that this is about love. Love that should be happening every single day. joy that should be shared year round , and with family.
I complain about our drafty house . I think of that movie instantly. I remind myself that just having this house is a blessing.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday and I look forward to reading your blog!

Jamie said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Christmas gets even better when you have a little one to watch open presents. The excitement they feel is contagious.

Big Mark 243 said...

As far as your 'Alice' statement, I wonder how far the rabbit hole goes before I fall in ... if I think it is going to go too far, I don't jump into it.

I love 'It's A Wonderful Life', but I don't know what my all time fave is. 'Castaway' and 'Forest Gump' really get to me. 'Antwone Fisher' was a good film, as was 'Pulp Fiction'.

What I would like to do, is to purchase the movies that get to me, and choose from there.

Have anyone told you that you have a big heart?

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

It is a Wonderful Life. Peace to you. Hope you have a great holiday with your family :o)