It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Once again, Thanksgiving and Christmas are back by popular demand…
Some of the folks that read this site have seen more go by than might lie ahead.
When you’re young it seems like growing up, having a car, making money, being in love, were all forever away. Then you awake one day and so much of life has already been lived. You worry about today, the bills, health issues, making a living, families past and present, were we’re going. It’s a time to reflect on where we are and where we have been – the long traveled road.
It’s a much different world today than the one we grew up in back in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s even.
For me it’s about all those sweet yesterdays and the pain and joy of living life.
Like so many of us, I think of wow, what might have been with some better decisions back in the days gone by. Why did I choose so many different roads? Maybe we all think that way.
Man, if I’d bought that stock or that small property, married a different girl, chosen a different profession, on and on. However, I think it’s better to reflect on what we did that worked, the life we’ve lived. Because it’s not coming background again.
Man, had someone told me when I was 13, “Hey Craig, you’re gonna go to school in Arizona, will live an early life as an outlaw, later a special agent with a badge, then you’ll own nightclubs, move to Hollywood, produce some movies, work with Muhammed Ali, meet and know hundreds of film and tv stars, date tons of smoking hot women, own a major comedy club in Kansas City, live a wild life… and oh, by the way, you will also go to prison, and not complete all your dreams – I’d have thought, wow, that sounds amazing.
Sure I’ve had been many tough years, scary times, unrest in my family, a failed marriage, made a number of wrong choices, but that’s life. We all have somewhat the same types of memories in different ways.
I guess in my darker moments I look back on the ones that were shinning and full of joy.
The wins not the loses. Continue reading