As part of our “A Month of Thanks” celebration, we asked our readers and contributors to share their stories about why they are thankful for Disney. Here is just one of those submitted. If you would like to share why you are thankful for Disney, please see this article or contact Maria (NDM 130)
It is that time of year again. The trees lose their leaves. The leaves fall down in golden sparkles. The crisp air feels good. All around here people are picking apples, sipping cider, and basking in the fall weather. It feels great to look around at the beautiful surroundings. And as I reflect on my good fortune – my home and family and this wonderful fall season, I know I’m grateful for all of it. All of it. Even my neurotic Disney side. I’m especially grateful to be a Neurotic Disney Mom. Why? For a lot of the same reasons I’m grateful for the fall season. This time of year fills me with a sense of happiness and serenity. The beauty of this season is an emersive experience. You see a pile of leaves you know you would love to jump in it? The child in all of us wants to jump in leaves and look forward to tricks and treats on Halloween. What else inspires these good feelings? I know and I’ll bet you do too. Disney.
Just the word Disney conjures up so many pictures. Disney. Say it. What do you think of? The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando? Maybe a singular resort like the Wilderness Lodge. What about the castle? Do you think of the castle brimming in Christmas lights? Or what about Disneyland? Is your happy place on the West Coast? Could the mere mention of Disney actually transport you to the cruise line? Are you imagining yourself on a thrilling vacation while on an Adventures of Disney vacation? No? Then does the name Disney brings to mind hundreds of films we have all seen over the years? Or just one small mouse? I find it peculiar that when I think of Disney I don’t often think of the man himself. When I’m thinking Disney it is in the context of planning a trip to the park; waiting for the next movie to be released; reading how the stock price is doing.Today is different. Today I’m thanking the man that made it all possible. A man with a talent for drawing and storytelling; Walt Disney.
Since I can’t thank the man himself then let me thank him here on this blog read by fans of the man and his achievements. Thank you Mr. Disney for your genius. We all know the story of his fledgling animation studio and his one rodent star that made him famous. Thank you Mr. Disney for your vision. You knew how to entertain the young and the old. Your talent in animation and storytelling brings joy and happiness to literally millions of people every day all over the world. As for me, thank you Mr. Disney, for your imagination. You make my life a little brighter because of your inventions. I’m proud to say I love Mickey Mouse. Mr. Disney you created much more than a much loved animated figure adored the world over. You make me believe that wishes do come true. Thank you.