…the other day I was watching an old B&W movie…the story is up to this day still recognized as one of the most inspirational ever written for a hollywood film. It is a tale of one man’s life,his dreams,his reality in a small town,his efforts,his downturn and a joy of finding his way back to life. Nothing so special, one would think…there are numerous stories like that. But what this one included has made me think quiet for some days. As the featured hero goes through his life,he comes to a point that he can not barre the burdens anymore and decides to end it all by jumping into a river on a Christmas day. He prayed to God ,just before, to show him the way out,but the answer did not came fast enough and in his delirious state finds himself standing on the bridge. As for the last time he bows his head down and says a prayer, in a snow blizzard, and then…..above him,there was another man that jumped into that cold river! This one is shouting for help,so our hero without hesitation takes off his coat and jumps in to save him. As they are drying their cloths moments later, the mysterious man reveals himself to our hero. He presents himself as AC2- an angel 2nd Class. He tells him,he is his guardian angel and was sent down to save him, and only upon the completing his mission here he would be allowed to return back to heaven and then he would be granted his wings and so become a first class angel with wings. Therefore our hero has to help him on his mission, that he may return back from where he came from and get those wings……well, after some adventures they complete the mission and all ends well for both of them. :) But what caught my thought for days is the fact of how entangled we are in our everyday situations and needs,blinding our mind with despair instead of appreciation and gratitude for what we are and have. How many of those “AC2 missionaries” we meet through our life,without recognizing them? What does it take to find out how to live in happiness? Isn’t it so, that for everyone of us there is a mission in life, and by completing it we do get those wings of an angel and a place in heaven? It all might sound simple, yet, there is a greater truth behind all this ‘entertaining story’. The truth of one’s dharma, respect and acknowledgement of another being same as you are,goodheartedness,compassion,responsibility for one’s actions and results of it,gratitude,appreciation,….It is somehow always popular time for such thoughts and angels around Christmas time. We open our hands and hearts to embrace one another and wish well. How about keeping all this the whole year around, all the time? I decide to make this my ‘new year’s resolution’ ( not that I kept any of my previous resolutions for longer time, I break them all sooner or later!), but this one, I intend to stick with! Because I do want to get those wings after all ( when it’s time)!