- We are all George Bailey. We don't fully appreciate what we have or what we accomplish
- There's value in not doing "great things," but small things in a great way
This essay is part of a column called The Wisdom Project by David Allan, editorial director of CNN Health and Wellness. The series is on applying to one's life the wisdom and philosophy found everywhere, from ancient texts to pop culture. You can follow David at @davidgallan. Don't miss another Wisdom Project column by subscribing here.
(CNN)The big life lesson from the eminent Christmas perennial, Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," comes late in the film, delivered straight from heaven. "Each man's life touches so many other lives," explains Clarence Odbody, Angel Second Class. "When he isn't around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"
The hidden 'Life'
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