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    It's A Wonderful Life

           This is admittedly a bizarre time to post. But a combination of circumstance and inspiration has found me with some time to kill before I head to a friend’s house for Christmas Eve.
            While watching It’s A Wonderful Life, it occurred to me: How many of us are like George Bailey. Specifically, how many of us don’t ask for help when we desperately need it?
            During My Dark Ages, that was me. Although I was doing certain things to help myself, my attitude was that I was doing it all alone. That attitude wasn’t based on reality, but on my belief that I just wasn’t worth asking for all the help I really needed. I was unable to fully admit how positively awful I felt inside, because I was afraid that if anyone knew the truth, the Whole Truth, they would, in the words of Henry Potter “run me out of town on a rail”.
            That fear of complete alienation because of what was happening to me, because of how I felt, was real. As real as it was for the character George Bailey.
            But I’m not there anymore. Like George Bailey, I had an epiphany, an awakening. Through the actions of another, I was lead down a road, that I chose to take, that changed my life. So on this, my favorite night of the year, I say thank you. To the universe. To my higher power. To her.
            Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
            And Happy Holidays once again...

    ©2008 Clint Piatelli. All Rights (and a wonderful life full of Wrongs) Reserved.

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