March 7, 2012

Four Years Ago Today...

Here's the coolest Walt Disney quote ever:

"Think beyond your lifetime if you want to accomplish something truly worthwhile."

I ran across this quote a few years ago as I was reading about Walt and his plans. (And weren't they grand!) Of course, as a follower of Jesus Christ- a Christian, yes, I still use that word- I am always trying to keep this perspective every day. And I encourage you to do so as well.

THAT is the point of this blog and why I started it four years ago today. It's my firm belief that God Himself created each of us for good works, and He gave us the gifts and talents He did so that we could share His love with others, keeping our eye on the Big Picture. Life is a gift from God since He is the Giver of Life.

Even though our lifetime on earth goes by so fast and is so temporary compared to eternity, it is still a very important part of why we are here. But it's not the only reason we are here either.

If we remember today is really only temporary, we wouldn't struggle so when things are hard or we wouldn't forget about other people's pain when things are easy. There's a reason mornings are new everyday when God shows His mercy to us.

If we took Walt's advice to heart, perhaps we would live a little bit differently as we make our mark in the world. Maybe not take ourselves so seriously. Maybe we'd live a little more kindly, maybe a little more generously, maybe with a bit more purpose. And we can do it while having a whole lot of fun, sharing our Disney stories and concept art, our likes and dislikes, our thoughts on movies, music, art, sports, etc. So, Happy Fourth Anniversary to the Insights and Sounds blog! (Font problems and all! ;0...)


Randy said...

Excellent post! This really is a great quote from Walt, and I think you're absolutely right. The only way to make a difference in the world--and, I think, to truly honor God as a Christian--is to think outside ourselves and live with a long term, even eternal, perspective. That can be easy in some circumstances, but in most (good and bad), it's very difficult.

We can use all the reminders we can get. Thank you for giving us one.

Mark Taft said...

Thanks, Randy! I appreciate the encouragement. I'm trying to follow Jesus the best I can- and it has led to some HUGE changes in my life. But I am at peace because I have been obedient.

Randy said...

I schedule certain of my tweets on Sundays to then be published at specific times throughout the week. As an interesting "coincidence", this very Walt Disney quote was my tweet at 4:55 today (which I had forgotten I had scheduled for today). Sounds like we were on the same wavelength. :)

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