In It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) is on the verge of giving up all hope. He’s deemed himself a failure and a burden on his loved ones. It’s not until he meets Clarence (Robert Carradine), his guardian angel, that he learns the true worth of his life and how much it affects those around him. What a great film.

Today, we’re channeling the spirit of this holiday classic and wishing everyone, especially those who need it most, their own personal Clarence. May a lovable, somewhat frumpy, older gentleman in pajamas help steer your life’s path toward peace and happiness.

And remember, “no man is a failure who has friends.”