This light will never fade while there are dreams and imagination in the world. May we all strive to be a source of joy and inspiration to others.
One of my favorite places is standing beneath Walt’s apartment in front of the Disneyland Firehouse. At Christmas time, they supplant the ever-glowing lamp with a small Christmas tree and despite its small stature, it sits proudly in the window overlooking Main Street. On the eve of Thanksgiving, I find myself with much to be grateful for, as is often the case when we pause to count our many blessings. Among the many things I have to be grateful for, this window is one of them. The light that always shines, whether by lamp or tree and what it stands for. For me it is one of the most poignant reminders of Walt Disney’s legacy. I am grateful for his example of courage to pursue dreams and the tenacity to dog it ’til it’s done. I am grateful that among his dreams, bringing families together was paramount. This tree in the window is one of those holiday touches at Disneyland that is truly special and makes the season bright.
Some lights never fade out. The light in Walt’s apartment above the Disneyland Fire Department on Main Street is one of them. I love that Disneyland leaves this light on in paying homage to Walt Disney and I love its symbolism. It reminds me that people can have a lasting impact on the world. They can leave a legacy to inspire others. It reminds me that I can be one of those people. I am also reminded of Jesus; that He is risen and He is a light that cannot be hidden, the legacy He has left on my life. Happy Easter.