As the marketing bods are already drumming into our minds it is Christmas…. I revisited one of my all-time great ‘feel good’ films:- ‘It’s a wonderful life.’
This is a must watch film dealing with the fallout when a man George Bailey has tremendous money worries and contemplates suicide and wishes he was never born. Luckily his friends and family pray so much for him that a guarding angel is sent to save him.
The guardian angel Clarence is given his assignment and asks what is wrong with the man he needs to help and he is told.
‘It’s worse than sick he’s discouraged.’
I think this will resonate with many who may feel their problems are insurmountable and it is not uncommon for men to feel suicidal over money worries. Men are programmed to be the hunter and a loss of job can not only make them lose their self-respect and sense of purpose but sadly very desperate too.
One of the best lines in the film is how the angel explains:-
‘We don’t use money in heaven.’
This reminds me of the expression ‘you can’t take your money with you when you go.’
So to all those tight-fisted ones out there take heed and let the moths out of your wallet and for the spendthrifts remember what really counts…not materialistic things but life itself!
Remember: We all mean something to somebody just because they haven’t said so lately most of us thankfully are loved more than we ever realise.