Normally, I don’t share deeply personal information with those in the Disney community, but feel this Thanksgiving it’s appropriate. For the last year both myself and my husband have been jobless. I know many others are in our situation, and understand the struggle to keep spirits up and maintain life. What I have to say, though, is how thankful I am for those of you in the Disney community who have offered so much moral support. Without you all (and this blog, as well as the radio show I’m lucky to be part of) there would be a large bleak spot in my life. So thank you for always giving me an outlet when I need it most.
I am also eternally grateful to the wonderful friends and family that I have who shower my kids with affection. It has helped remind me that tangible things aren’t what will make my children have a fulfilled childhood, but knowing that there is always someone there to listen to, and play with them, will create a lifetime of memories. Also, I have to throw in there that my friends have become my family, and have shown such support to myself and my husband and provided exactly what we’ve needed when it is least expected. To all of you, thank you.
Lastly, I am thankful for Walt Disney who created such a wonderful legacy that I have been lucky enough to take part in. Not only was I able to work for the Disney Company in 2005, but I learned countless life skills, and have been able to work for some wonderful companies because of my time in Florida. To add to that, the Disney Company has produced amazing films with deep lessons in them that are a constant reminder to myself on what is important to teach my children.
With that said, I would love to wish you all a truly magical, wonderful Thanksgiving. The turkey may burn, families may fight, and that looked forward to Disney vacation may not have happened, but I hope it is a day filled with joy, and kept for what it is: A Day to give thanks to God for all the daily blessings, and lessons learned in hard times.