I have had writer’s block for the last 11 days while I tried to figure out what to say about the last key point in Inside the Magic Kingdom. I wanted to write something poignant and witty, something worthy of reblog, something to transport the magic of Disney into your current situation and circumstances; whether you’re sleep-deprived, planning your wedding or washing your umpteenth load of laundry for the week.
But I could not find anything worthy to say.
The final key to Disney’s success is that they truly believe Everyone Makes A Difference which is probably why it’s the most aggressively friendly place on the planet. Why people smile the same whether they are picking up garbage or introducing a little girl to Cinderella for the very first time. They know in their heart of hearts that what they do today, tomorrow and every day matters. That they can and will make a difference this very day.
And I want you to know that too. I want you to know how truly special you are. How uniquely hand-crafted you were made. How lovingly every fibre of your being was woven together. Because you are that special, because you make a difference by being here, by being you.
I’m also reading a few other books and one of the authors I’m reading summed up what I was thinking so well, instead of trying to pen something new I’m going to borrow his words. These words are written in Forgotten God by Francis Chan:
“I write this because I love the church and want you to trust that you are more than just a helpful addition. You need to believe you are a vital member. As real estate brokers, salesclerks, restaurant servers, baristas, teachers, dieticians, therapists, students, parents, farmers, school board members, and city council officials, you are vital members of the body of Christ. Ask yourself, Do I believe the church needs me like a body needs a mouth?
It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But it’s absolutely vital to grasp that He didn’t call you there so you could settle in and live out your life in comfort and superficial peace. His purposes are not random or arbitrary. If you are still alive on this planet, it’s because He has something for you to do. He placed us on this earth for purposes that He orchestrated long before we were born (Eph. 2:8-10).”
When I think of the way flowers make people smile, or sunshine makes even our insides warm, or the smell that goes along with rain…. when I think that the same Creator who paid such fantastic attention to those details also created me…. I can’t help but know deep down in my core that I make a difference…
And I hope you know it too.