Sunday, September 10, 2006

It's a Wonderful Life

A Wonderful Life? Sometimes it is difficult to remember that life is so wonderful, like when you don't get that promotion, or when your car begins to rattle, or when you stub your toe. Doesn't feel so wonderful then.

Tonight I watched AFI's 100 Years 100 Cheers program on Bravo TV. The American Film Institute reviewed their list of the most inspiring movies and I found myself smiling through much of the three hour program. I tuned in late so I missed the first 20 on the list, but there were plenty of good ones in the remaining 80 topped by Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life. Among the film clips were comments by film artists telling the audience what is inspiring in each chosen film.

What lesson did we learn? It Is a wonderful life. These films inspire us to take a positive perspective, to stand up for what is right even if we stand alone, to realize every life is significant, to keep working through trying times, to respect people, to believe, to -- well I cannot go through all 80 films. They were inspiring.

The American Film Institue
recognizes and celebrates excellence in film, television, and digital media. Check out the list of inspirational films before you check out your next video. You may decide it really is a wonderful life.

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