20 February 2009

The world you create

I am a firm believer in finding a way to share or create a little magic every day. This is not specific to Disney. That is to say that simply making a co-worker smile with a well-placed compliment is more than enough to consider yourself a good person or magic-maker. However, where Disney is concerned, I think there is always some way of sharing that magic with someone on a daily basis, or finding a shelter in the storm for yourself by adding something Disney related to your day.

Here is today’s entry:

Using the often underappreciated form of blocks, this is my Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Now some might argue that adding a bit of Disney to a preschool teacher’s day is easy, there is a catalogue of music to pull from, I can create 2-D magnetic representations of Spaceship Earth, and every child knows Cinderella, Nemo, and Lightning. These criticisms are all true enough, but what about the background loops from the parks and resorts? How many people tuck themselves away in their offices a play the Frontierland loop as they work on a report? Perhaps the more appropriate question is how many of us could be listening who aren’t?

All it takes is thinking outside of the box a little. Have a meeting coming up and have to send out the usual memo? Instead, grab a handful of Pirates of the Caribbean party invitations and send them in the memos’ stead. Lou Mongello’s Walt Disney World Trivia Calendar is also a way to put a little Disney into your day. On your next trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, pick up some extra postcards and bring them home with you. Then, when you are going to have a particularly long week at work, send a postcard to yourself. Trust me, if you are as busy as I am at work, you’ll forget that you sent it to yourself before it arrives. Better yet, give them to a friend/co-worker/family member and ask them to send them to your office randomly with notes of encouragement. Put on a stylized Mickey Mouse tie, wear a pin somewhere discreet, or whistle while you work.

Work is not, by its very nature, supposed to be fun. But who is to say that by choosing your attitude everyday you can’t have fun at work, can’t make work fun for others, and can’t bring a bit of your passion with you to work?


Princess Fee said...

What a wonderful post!! I love the postcards idea - I am going to try that when I am next in the world...

And at work, I have my '3D' Disneyland/Walt Disney World cup that I use for my water. I love looking at it and remembering the Disney Magic!

Lou Mongello - WDWRadio.com said...

What's the wait time for the front car???

Ryan P. Wilson said...

Why am I not surprised that you have Disney at work with you Princess? Actually, I think I'd be rather disappointed if you didn't!

That's the beauty of it Lou, if you create it, there is no wait time!

Gator Chris said...

I love this article and the idea behind it. I populate my desk environment with pictures (digital and otherwise), and often listen to movie soundtracks (Disney and otherwise).