On this Thanksgiving Day, 2012, here at My Dreams of Disney we would like to take a few minutes and wish you and your family a wonderful, safe, and happy Thanksgiving!  We have so many blessings that God has bestowed upon us, one of the best is in this first picture — my daughter Sophie reading a book with her Great Grandpa, my Grandpa, the man she called “Poppy.”

My Grandpa isn’t with us any more, but these pictures are, and it is wonderful that I’m able to pull them up and look at them, remember the time it was taken, and give thanks to God for the blessing.  Not everyone is as fortunate in this regard as I am — I know many people that never knew their Grandma or Grandpa, or for that matter, even their own parents — so as I move on in years, I find myself realizing more and more just how blessed a person I am.

In the next pictures, I would like to share with you some of the pictures that I have taken or had taken, both inside and outside of Walt Disney World, that show how thankful I am for all of the blessings I have.  I hope you enjoy!

I am thankful for my wife Cindy — who loves me, even though I had socks on with sandals.

I am thankful to this rose, for allowing the hopeless romantic that I am to share a special moment with my wife Cindy as we passed through the lobby of Kidani Village.

I am thankful for Will, who not only was my best friend and roommate, but also my best man, and Sophie’s Godfather. He loves her like he would his own child.

I am thankful to my friend Amanda, who is a nut, but reminds me daily how to live life, and to take pleasure in the simple pleasures!

I am thankful to Kerry and Monica, especially Kerry, for showing that look of abject horror on her face so perfectly!

I am thankful to Kyle (left) and Shane (right), two brothers who walk with the Lord, but still know how to have fun, and remember the kid inside of them!

I am thankful for Shane and Stephanie, two souls that God brought together, and who are now on their own life journey together!

I know that these pictures do not even begin to do justice for all of the things that I am thankful for, but in the end, I guess what it comes down to is this:

I am thankful to my God for giving me the gift of love, in such abundant quantities, that I am able to love all of these people, plus the hundreds of people that I haven’t mentioned here.  While I haven’t posted a picture of them, they know who they are, and they know that I love them also.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration, that you spend some great quality time with your families, whomever that may be, and that you are able to take a break from the hustle and bustle of this world, and for this day, at least, slow down, live, love, and laugh together with those you love.



About the Author

Mike Ellis ()

Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!

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