Disney World Lesson #2

Life isn’t perfect. There are good days, bad days – great days and terrible days. Sometimes when the day doesn’t go quite as planned, it is really hard to get out of that funk. It’s another reminder of how easy being a kid was in retrospect. Problems were never an issue back then, primarily because as a child you don’t think about every potential outcome of any given situation. Being an adult is quite a bit different.

 When I was in Disney World, I was reminded of a very important lesson. Problems are only as bad as you make them.

It was raining. No, it was pouring outside, but Magic Kingdom did not close down, people didn’t go back to their hotel rooms. Instead, There was a parade, in the rain, about the rain!

 It is such a simple thing, and such a simple lesson to teach.

When you can’t stop in the rain, jump in the puddles. I used to say that all the time, and as I got older, I forgot how to jump in those figurative puddles.  When things go wrong, you have to make the best of them. The best way to get through any situation is to find the bright side or find a puddle to jump in.

 Really, If there was no rain that day, I would have never seen a Disney World rain parade that sang along to “Singin’ in the Rain”, with dancers and characters in rain boots and rain jackets.

The rain doesn’t stop Disney World from being the happiest place in the world. Why should the rain stop you from living the happiest life you can?

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