I spent my years as varsity student collecting the entire Disney Gold DVD collection. The theme of my 21st was Disney characters (I went as Belle). My Thesis in my Honours year was about Disney films. And my biggest dream has always been to go to Disneyland.
Before you get your hopes up, that dream hasn’t come true yet (it will in the future, I’m sure).
But last year I went to go watch Disney on Ice. It was a big day.
Then the show started. There are no words to describe the feelings I felt watching it. It combined two of my great loves: Disney and Ice skating! The ice skating was beautiful, the lighting was incredible, the show was so beautifully put together and there were Disney characters on stage!
But no-one enjoyed it as much as me.
They did snippets from a few of the Disney movies I grew up on (like ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘The Lion King’), and I was taken right back to my childhood. I cried through much of the show, because I felt what I felt as a kid when I watched those movies.
Excitement, happiness, energy and fantasy all combined to create that ‘magical’ feeling.
But when I watched Disney on Ice, for a moment I forgot about the ‘real world’, and I could just enjoy the moment.
I don’t think that we should run away from our problems, but I also don’t think that there is anything wrong with stopping every once in a while and just enjoying a magical and beautiful moment.
I think there’s a reason that I love Disney so much, but I’ve never been able to actually go to Disneyland. It’s so that I will really appreciate it when it does happen. So that I can stop and really, truly and with all my heart, enjoy the moment.
The thing is, we forget to enjoy those magical moments in our lives (even though they do happen). In this rat race we call life, we always have an excuse. And we really do need to stop.
Just stop and enjoy kisses, hug more, laugh more, roll on the floor with your children, chase your husband down the corridor with whipped cream, and enjoy magical movie-moments that you can cherish and remember forever.
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!
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