There are national holidays for everything. But for those of us with love for Disney, Mickey Mouse’s birthday is very special. This year I have the honor of being at Disneyland for his birthday….talk about DREAMS COMING TRUE!!!
What makes this so special? Those who think this is just any regular day don’t understand the significance of the “Mouse”. It was the start of something that changed the world. Mickey Mouse brings us all back to a time when life was a bit more simple and he brings out a child-like sense of wonder and awe. Mickey Mouse is the pure spirit in all of us. He reminds us that life is fun, everything can be conquered, you love those who special to you, and you never give up. Mickey faces challenges head on. He laughs, he cries, he gets frustrated, but good always shines through. He is something that you enjoy as a child and can take into adult hood.
During this week, we are at the Earmark Convention at Disneyland Resort in California. This is the annual week where the best of the best travel agencies gather to share ideas, learn from the best, refuel their fire and celebrate having the best job in the world. The entire week has been spent learning about Walt’s 4C’s: Courage, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy. These were the foundation for all the work he did and we’ll expand on those in the coming weeks. But today, on Mickey Mouse’s birthday, they seem particularly important. Mickey embodies them all. Mickey inspires us to have them all. It all started with a mouse….Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse.Mickey Mouse Birthday