Grateful for Ava’s sister Aileen and Kuya Jog for bringing me there together with Nanay in 2008.
I grew up watching Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. And seeing them all live for the very first time was surreal.
Every kids’ fantasy is to be able to visit Disney’s entertainment masterpiece.
And that’s why Walt Disney is one of my all-time favorite people in history.
By just looking at Disney’s many innovations, we could say his ideas were way, way ahead of his time.
His works—be it cartoon animation or other fantasy movies, transcended his generation, making them all classic and enduring till this day.
One characteristic that stood out in Disney was the way he challenged the present.
When Mickey Mouse and Co. became household names, he could have just slowed down and probably retire young.
Yet, he wasn’t contented with what he had achieved. He kept improving his craft due to his desire to improve the quality of American life by providing the ultimate family entertainment through his theme parks.
So came Disneyland in the 1950s, followed by the Walt Disney World Resort that included the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida that opened in 1971.
Now a month has gone by in 2016.
How was it for you so far? Have you slid back to status quo like last year? How are the new goals you’ve probably set for the rest of this year?
Are you still persevering and trusting that with God’s help, you’ll be able to experience breakthrough?
Disney chose the difficult path of not being contented with where he is. He challenged the status quo.
Hopefully, we take the cue from Disney by taking steps of faith as we tread through the unknown.
And as you continue your journey through 2016 and beyond, here’s a Bible passage we can meditate: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)