Touch the Sky

The Power of a Disney Song: Touch the Sky

Touch the Sky

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When it comes to Disney, one of the things that strikes deep into the core of why I love all things Disney so much is the music. As I’ve written about before, often the Disney music is the strongest part of the Disney experience. Today, I’m sharing with you my thoughts on the song Touch the Sky from the Disney/Pixar film Brave.

For me, the song Touch the Sky is one of the most powerful of all the Disney songs of any movie.  Take a look at just some of the power in these lyrics:

I will ride, I will fly, Chase the wind and touch the sky

then, later on…

Take hold of my own dream, be as strong as the seas are stormy,

and proud as an Eagle’s scream!

Lastly, one last reminder for us all…

Chase the Wind,

Touch the Sky.

This song in my opinion transcends beyond just a movie, beyond Disney, for that matter.  This song can become a mantra for each and every one of us!  How, you might ask?  Well, let’s explore that a bit.

With the start of 2017, a new year often brings about a new sense of optimism, a new hope for what we can accomplish in our lives.  At this moment, we have this hope to remind us that we can be better in this year than perhaps we were in the last year.  The lyrics from Touch the Sky can empower us, and give us the passion, the drive, the energy to embrace who we are, what we do, and what we want to become, and, as the song says, take hold of our own dreams!

It won’t happen overnight, necessarily, but it may very well happen, if you remember these key components:

  1. Chase the wind, reach for and touch the sky.
  2. Take charge of your dream, but remember to stand strong against any adversity.
  3. Be proud of your accomplishments, and build off of them to even greater success!

Who’s with me?  Who’s ready to chase the wind and touch the sky of their dream for 2017? Let me know in the comments, and enjoy the incredible music from our friends at Disney/Pixar!

Happy New Year 2014!

Another shot of Illuminations from July, 2013

Happy New Year from the My Dreams of Disney Family!

Out with 2013, and in with 2014!  From our family here at My Dreams of Disney to your family, we want to wish you all a Happy New Year, full of Peace, Joy, Happiness, Wealth, and everything else that your heart desires!  For my family, 2013 has seen a lot of sorrow over the loss of loved ones, but we know that they are all in a better place now.  We also have a wealth of memories now from the past year, of trips to California and Disney World, of getting our new dog Regan, and on and on, but we also look forward to 2014 very much!  I’ll wrap up this special post with one quote that I hope you all know — and it is also one that I think sums us up here at My Dreams of Disney quite nicely:

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. ~ Walt Disney

My friends, may 2014 see you keep moving forward in pursuit of the many blessings that you are so deserving of.  When we get to the end of 2014, I want us all to be able to look back and say that, with God’s help, we were able to experience the kind of year that truly reflected the many blessings that we have.  Please be safe, have fun, and we’ll talk to you next time!

Wordless Wednesday – January Calendar Shot

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Wordless Wednesday post for this week! Our theme this week is our January Calendar Shot, and as always, I would like to thank Deb from Focused on the Magic for hosting this weekly series.  Today I’ve got quite a few photos to share with you, and since tomorrow is New Year’s Day, I figured what better way to kick off our January calendar photo than with some great fireworks!  The top picture is but one of many, and this was taken in July, 2013, during Illuminations when we were part of a Dessert Party.  I have more photos to share from this same event, I hope you like them!

Another shot of Illuminations from July, 2013

Another shot of Illuminations from July, 2013

I love the sparkle effect that this shot brings!

I love the sparkle effect that this shot brings!

Lastly, here is a shot that takes us back to June, 2010.  This shot was taken the year that Disney introduced the Summer Nightastic series, and has been a favorite shot of mine for a long time.  I hope you enjoy!

The Summer Nightastic Fireworks Show, June 2010.

The Summer Nightastic Fireworks Show, June 2010.

That wraps us up for our last Wordless Wednesday post of 2013.  I hope you all have a great and happy New Year, and that you are safe and secure wherever you spend your time.  May 2014 bring you all the joy, happiness, and peace that you deserve, and thanks!  Now, please click on the button below and check out the rest of the entries in this great series!

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Wordless Wednesday – Disney Time!

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My Wife’s favorite character, Daisy!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Wordless Wednesday post! The Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop is hosted by my friend Deb from Focused on the Magic, and this week, we are examining what Disney Time is!

It is the first full week of January here in North Carolina, and with the weather being what January weather can be, plus the end of the Christmas holiday and the start of the New Year, today I’m in need of some of the world famous Disney Magic! Since I can’t be at Disney anytime soon, I’m taking the time to invoke a little Disney Magic here by sharing with you some of my favorite pictures of Walt Disney World!

If you are suffering from Disney Depression, I hope that you will see these pictures and that, hopefully, they will bring a smile to your face as you picture yourself and your loved ones in the picture instead of my loved ones! Enjoy!

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Cindy, Sophie, Stephanie and myself on the 40th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom!

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The Summer Nightastic fireworks show, June, 2010, when Captain Hook takes over Cinderella Castle!

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Sophie seeing her beloved Donald Duck in 2007 — she was so excited she was bouncing, and Donald was bouncing right along with her!

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The Main Street Family Fun Day Parade, August 2007

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Cindy and Sophie on the Mad Tea Cups.

I hope that these pictures have brought a smile to your face, and that the winter blues, if you have them, have been erased for just a little while!  If you still experience the blues later on, please feel free to stop by for more of your Disney fix!  Thanks for stopping by, and go check out the rest of the entries for this week by clicking on the button below!

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