Dear Mr. Disney,
Dear Mr. Disney,
What do you say to a person who influences your life daily? I have been trying to think of a way to write some magnificent, heartfelt letter, but alas I cannot. Why can’t I? Because nothing can express the love and gratitude I have. But I shall try.
From the moments I can first remember, Disney has been a part of my life. Whether it was being fascinated by the colors of the animated films on my television and not understanding it completely to first singing along to songs by Disney, I cannot remember a time where Disney has not helped me to grow.
Now, Disney still continues to assist me in developing. I’ve learned how to face my villains. I’ve learned to love. I’ve learned how much family matters. And I’ve learned how to spread magic. I look to each day with a sprinkle of pixie dust. I can fly if I want to. All my dreams can come true. No one can tell me something is impossible. I will make it possible. I will keep moving forward and keep dreaming dreams.
I have you to thank for that.
Thank you for the rabbit in blue shorts that you created all of those years ago. Oswald may not have the success of your other characters, but he began the journey to the successful Disney company.
Thank you for the mouse you once wanted to name Mortimer. Although I am very happy your wife Lillian influenced you to use Mickey instead. This mouse has brought me out of depression time and time again. His smile is enough to lighten a day.
Thank you for the mouse named Minnie. It shows everyone deserves to have a partner.
Thank you for Goofy, Pluto, Donald, and Daisy.
Thank you for the princesses and their princesses.
Thank you for the characters.
Thank you for the sidekicks.
Thank you for the music.
Thank you for the songs.
Thank you for the art.
Thank you for the stories.
Thank you for the lessons.
Thank you for being you,
Alexa C., 18, Disneyforeverlives