Soooo—sorry I’ve been MIA for a few days. I spent the last weekend of April in the mountains, and then re-entered crazytown Monday—school, tutoring, t-ball, dance. Yep—exit spring break, welcome back insanity.
And even more insane—I spent Tuesday and Wednesday prepping for a trip to Disney World.
That’s right—Disney World.
Don’t hate. Don’t be jealous. Don’t think “Wait—didn’t she just have spring break?”
I didn’t exactly go for the fun of it. It wasn’t a complete vacation. I didn’t get any writing done. I barely got to read.
Why not, you ask?
Because I made the special trip to Disney for the class of 2011. Uh-huh, I spent the past four days chaperoning ninety high school seniors on their senior trip. Endured a twelve-hour bus ride. Got little to no sleep. Had to make sure ninety eighteen year-olds weren’t being complete boneheads.
And I’ve chaperoned this senior activity since 1998.
Well, because we do have a little fun. This year I took my own kiddos with me.
And well, it is Disney World.
I’ve driven through the gates a number of times, and it’s never lost its magic. Never. It never gets old. Not even the shows I see every year or the rides I’ve ridden, uh,…a katrillion times. The parades still tug at my heart. Soarin’ still brings tears to my eyes.
Nope--didn't have any fun. At. All.
And one of the most magical things about Disney(to me) is the “man behind the mouse.” I will never tire of hearing about his dream and his journey towards making his dream come true. And I loooove Disney quotes—from Walt Disney. From his movies. Talk about quotes that keep you going. Well, here are some I find rather inspiring. (Yes—I’m on a quote kick again)
Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
A dream is a wish your heart makes. (Cinderella)
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.(Mulan)
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming… (Finding Nemo)
Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one. (Pocahontas)
Yes, the past can hurt, but the way I see it, you either run from it, or learn from it. (The Lion King)
Hope is the greatest of the gifts we'll receive. (Beauty and the Beast)
Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. (Winnie the Pooh)
Remember: Always let your conscience be your guide. (Pinocchio)
Reach for the sky! (Toy Story)
Take it from an old spectator. Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya. (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Listen with your heart, you will understand. (Pocahontas)
Any of these speak magic to YOUR heart today? Or do you have a favorite Disney quote that inspires YOU?