It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s peaceful here in Indiana tonight…the snow is gently falling (really), the shopping and baking are finished, all the gifts are wrapped (well, most of the gifts have been stuffed into gift bags…don’t do a lot of wrapping these days) and It’s A Wonderful Life is on the television…goodness, I still cry at the ending no matter how many times I’ve seen it.  It’s kind of corny but I enjoy the message of the movie…and really, most of the time it really is a wonderful life…a life filled with wonderful friends and family, a decent job with good benefits, good health and dreams for the future.  One of my New Year’s resolutions is to remember to be more thankful for all the blessings in my life.  Somehow, just the act of practicing gratitude daily makes life better…and who doesn’t want that?

I’m thinking about what I need to do to make my life more enjoyable.  One of the things I think I need to do is to just get out and have fun more often…leave work at work…do things that make me laugh with joy…dancing, girls  night out, running…those are just a few of the things that put a smile on my face and I’m going to make the time to do them again. 

In 2011, I intend to dance to the music of my life, laugh like a child, love with all my heart and embrace the joy that comes my way…it truly is a wonderful life!