A Work of Love

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn’t go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.

-Walt Disney

I am lucky enough to have good people in my life, to be a notch or two above poverty, to not be a total misanthrope. And yet, sometimes (more often than I’d like), a lot of my day-to-day activities feel like a total chore, and exhausting ritual to get through in between getting out of and into bed. So, I’m trying to work on that. I’m trying to be positive, to enjoy what’s around me, and to develop habits that will make it easier to do both of those things. At the core of it, I love my life. I just need to work on it. I want the unfurling tapestry of my lifetime to be a work of love, woven in good times and bad times with care and thought.

That sounds lovely, but the reality will likely be hairier. I’m okay with that. Just the way that Walt Disney, quoted above, weathered his share of controversy, my world will not remain unshaken by my own woes. But, like Disneyland, hopefully I’ll get better at making people around me — and myself — happy. We’ll see.

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