Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My Wonderful Life

The other day I told a co-worker that I would love to simply go rent a movie and enjoy a peaceful night at home, relaxing. I told him I'd choose to watch Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. He looked at me like I was weird. That's when I confided in him that even my children know that Rodgers and Hammerstein's Sound of Music was my all-time favorite movie -- that is until the cleverly written Pirates of the Caribbean came along. It's impossible to describe the look I then received.

What can I say? -- I enjoy classic literature, Classical music and easy listening tunes, like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I have for many years. It has made me quite an anomaly among those of my generation, but oh well.

My life is absolutely wonderful. With the bitter comes the sweet. It is the fine associations of good, trustworthy friends and especially family that help make life great. I am one of the most fortunate men in the world because of my incredible wife. No relationship is perfect and ours isn't either, but I recognize how great I really do have it.

My life is great and I feel tremendously blessed. Sometimes, like Jimmy Stewart's character in It's a Wonderful Life, we have to suffer through the trials to recognize how really blessed we are and to put our priorities in order.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jeffer; Yes my Brother, you are a lucky man. However, I would have thought that Cinderella would have supplanted the Sound of Music on your list of faves. JK, Keep your powder dry, Kim.