The Happiest Place on Earth

Last week was one of the best weeks of my life!!! So, the story goes—about a year ago, I started dreaming about Disneyland, literally, but every time I’d get to the gate, something would go wrong and I couldn’t get through. It was so frustrating!

So when I finally, actually stepped through the gate on Monday, February 24th, and onto Disney’s Main Street, tears filled my eyes. It was a literal dream come true! A dream I got to live, where I made it past the gate.

I believe life is 100% about making dreams a reality. However, there will be setbacks. On the final day, everything went wrong, and on top of that, I met some seriously rude people. And when a moment came where it was just Paul and me (and a bunch of strangers), I burst into tears.

But Canon found out that I was upset, and the second he saw me again, he threw his arms around me and hugged me so tight, saying, “Mom, are you okay??” He started to cry when he knew I was sad. He told me, “This is a happy place! You’re not supposed to be sad!” And then I cried lol because he was so sweet and sincere and so worried about me. He and Dexter both hugged me, insisting on knowing what was wrong and vowing to make it better. That moment… changed my whole life. ❤️

Poor Paul had to leave for work, but KrisAnn, Corey, the kids and I set about to have the best time, ever, and we stayed until they kicked us out, leaving the park on Cloud 9.

When things go wrong—I know first hand that, sometimes that becomes all you can see. It makes you forget all the wonderful things that are happening right in front of you, and the things you still have. It’s like getting stuck at the Disneyland gate, preventing you from reaching what is just right there. It can make you lose sight of your goals, of the good old days you’re in, of the time and power that is still yours to seize, that while things might suck right now, it doesn’t have to stay that way. You have the power to change what happens from this moment forward. You have the ability to make plans, take steps, and live your dreams—live a life that is better than you ever imagined possible.

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