Every Holiday Season, our family plans a time together to watch ” It’s a Wonderful Life.” As Jimmy Stewart demonstrated in his role in, ” It’s a Wonderful Life,” participating in and influencing many people’s lives matters a great deal.
The movie, directed by Frank Capra, premiered on December 20,1946 at New York’s Globe Theatre. The main character, played by Stewart, was George Bailey who ended up staying in his hometown of Bedford Falls and taking over his father’s business, the Bailey Building and Loan. What most don’t realize and what I find very ironic is that the inspiration for the story came from Philip Van Doren Stern who had originally titled the story “The Greatest Gift’.
George Bailey, had a gift for helping others and here are two notable quotes that illustrate a similar way of thinking.