Merry Christmas from Hope Rehab – It’s a Wonderful Life…… the movie
It’s A Wonderful Life – Christmas Movie Time
In the movie It’s a Wonderful Life the main protagonist, George Bailey (played by James Stewart) is in a state of despair. Things have been going wrong for a long time and now he is facing the possibility of being sent to prison. He is certainly in no mood for celebrating Christmas. It feels to George as if his life is over, so he gets drunk and contemplates suicide.
It’s a Wonderful Life was a bit of flop when it was first released in 1946, but it is now considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time. The secret to its success is that the message of the film resonates strongly with those of us who have fallen into despair.
Those of us who arrive at a place like Hope Rehab Thailand usually know what it is like to face the real possibility of losing everything. We may have already damaged our reputation, lost relationships, and experienced great mental distress. Like George, we can look back on our life and think ‘what a waste’. We may look at the future and think ‘how can I possibly go on?’
In the movie, George is visited by a trainee-angel called Clarence. He gets the opportunity to see how life would have turned out for other people if he had never existed. Clarence explains to George: “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. And when he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” George realizes that his existence is worth something and that so long as there is life there is hope. He proclaims, ‘I want to live again’.
Unfortunately, we don’t have any trainee-angels like Clarence on the staff at Hope Rehab, but we do have the next best thing – a supportive community. We help each other see that our lives are not a waste, and that we all have something important to offer. We deserve something much better than the measly and increasingly-costly comfort found in drugs. Together, we develop the determination to want to live again. We start to see that yes it really is a wonderful life.
Hope is now offering a special opportunity for clients planning to join us in the New-Year. We will reduce our usual treatment fee by 15% when you book our two-&-three-month primary and advance programs. Remember the more you put into treatment the more you get out of it. This offer will last until we are at maximum capacity again which will not take long! If you do not require detox there may be a further reduction in cost.
Merry Christmas From Hope Rehab Thailand
We would like to wish all of you a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year. We would like to thank everyone who has supported Hope Rehab as we made it through the difficulties of reopening after being closed for 18 months due to Covid restrictions. You have all been wonderful.
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