"You are going to Disneyland again?"
Disneyland fans have been asked this question. I have heard it many
times before and I am certain that I'll hear it many more times in my
lifetime. In the past, my response has typically depended on their tone
(as I personally find this question to be very annoying and often
judgmental) but that has since changed.
Yes, I am going to
Disneyland again. Disneyland is where I can act like a child. It is
where I enjoy quality time with my family. It is where I teach my son
about traditions and that the
world is a wonderful and magical place when you have an open mind and a
kind heart. I go there to celebrate my home state of California and to be inspired by the storytelling
and, of course, Walt Disney. I go to Disneyland to try new food, to hear live
music and to meet up with friends. I love to laugh, to make others
laugh and to be
around creative and playful people so Disneyland is a perfect fit for me. Yes, Disneyland is my laughin' place.
Recently I had an epiphany. I decided that I will just smile when I am asked this dubious question. I'm not going to get offended or feel judged. After all, I am one of the lucky ones. I have found my laughin' place and I
can only hope that the person asking me this question has also found
theirs, where ever that may be.