Clarence, Guardian Angel, in the film 'It's a wonderful life'

‘… how each man’s life touches so many other lives.’

For those with an interest in public speaking or personal development.

Have you seen the old black and white film, It’s a wonderful life?

Filmed in 1946 and directed by Frank Capra, it tells the story of a despondent George Bailey (played by James Stewart) who wishes he had never been born.

So a Guardian Angel, (Clarence (see above, played by Henry Travers)), is sent to earth to show George what other people’s lives would have been like if George had never lived.

George then starts to realise how many lives he has affected, and how other people’s lives would have been so much worse if he had not been born.

There are times in all of our lives when we may feel despondent. And Christmas, which is an emotive time of year, can exacerbate things.

So, if you or people you know, feel lonely, vulnerable or are challenged by life, do reach out for help.

Or, alternatively, if everything is going well for you, then do remember others who may be struggling.

As Clarence sagely says: ‘Strange… how each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?’.

So on that note I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

So, remember, it’s a wonderful life. But, if you don’t feel this way at the moment, do ask for help.

Oh and if you want to have your confidence boosted and be inspired so that your life is better, then do join me on my public speaking courses


With love

Kim Crosby
Managing Director
Public Speaking Matters

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