As soon as I read this quote, I thought about Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom. I thought about that initial climb up the mountain and the fantastic view of Walt Disney World before you enter the mountain. I wish I could ride this attraction and get stuck a the peak of that first hill so I could get a better or longer view of WDW. THEN, I wish I could climb out of the car and walk back down to the start of the ride.
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What a fabulous quote! There are so many reasons I admire Mr. Disney and this quote makes me like him even more. I wish I believed this quote, oh maybe 25 years ago! At 38 years old, that would have made me 13. What a horrible age. Junior High, awkward, hormonal, in between, puberty, yuck. I did not like myself, was always trying to be someone else and trying to fit in. Maybe if I had just tried to like myself more, I would have realized how unique God made me. The older I get, the more I truly believe in this quote. Even though there are things I would like to change about myself, I do
like love myself and am glad I am not like anyone else. I hope and pray that I can pass this on to my boys.
- Last Sunday, I shared three reasons you should use Garden Grocer on your next WDW vacation! Really, you should use them to provide your snacks and food for your trips.
- The Ashton-Drake Galleries has some adorable Disney Princess Dolls that would make a great Christmas gift for any doll collector. See what they have to offer!
- I finally caught up on my Destination Disney quotes on Monday! I shared some thoughts on a quote from Sebastian about children.
- Tuesday brought us Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia! I found some great Thanksgiving Trivia for this week!
- Paul from babystations.com provided a guest post that shared some great information on Things to do in Disney World with a Baby. See if your ideas made the list!
- For Wordless Wednesday, I found an old photo of the Mickey Mouse balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Love it!
- Thursday was Thanksgiving Day. I linked up with Heidi with a Destination Disney quote and then realized I did the wrong quote. 🙁 oh well! I also shared what dad is thankful for at WDW.
This was on the wall around the Fantasyland expansion back in February. I wanted so bad to climb over the wall and see what was going on… but I didn’t! 🙂
When I think about this quote, in Disney terms, I think of several things…
1) I actually finished the Walt Disney World marathon in 2003. I had stress fractures in one shin and shin splints in the other. I was told by my doctor not to run at all, but I did. I had raised over $4,000 for the Leukemia/ Lymphoma society and was running in memory of my uncle. I was NOT about to give up, so I did what seemed to be impossible at the time and low and behold, it was actually FUN!
2) That first marathon was in fact so fun, I ran the half marathon in 2008 with my husband! This time at mile 8 I pulled my IT band and was in quite a bit of pain. After I got home and saw the doctor, I found out I also had a stress fracture in my foot at the same time. Finishing those last 5 miles with a pulled IT band and stress fracture seemed impossible, but I did it. Again, in the end, it was fun and I’m glad I did it! Being in Disney made it fun… not sure running through a random city with those injuries would have been fun!
3) Finding a way to visit WDW when money is tight. There have been several trips that seemed impossible financially, but in the end we found a way to make it work (staying off property with friends, camping, staying at a value resort, brown bagging our meals, bringing our own mini fridge for the room, getting discounted tickets, not adding park hopper, driving, etc). When we thought going to WDW would be impossible, we found a way to make it happen and guess what?? IT WAS FUN to do the impossible! 🙂