|IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - ARCHIVES|
October 18th, 2010
I very rarely watch live TV, with DVR’s and all I find myself catching up on taped shows most of the time. Don’t know about you but if I am watching a taped show I fast forward past the commercials so if I hear someone talking about a commercial chances are I haven’t seen it. Which brings me to a Disney commercial I recently saw, this was during one of my rare watching TV live moments I think it was during Oprah, so I have no idea how long this commercial has been around for me it is new!
So now every time I see this commercial is on I watch it instead of fast forwarding thru it, it is just so freaken joyful! Okay so it’s the one where parents are letting their kids know that the family has a trip planned to Disneyland, first of all it brings back so many happy memories from when I was a kid and my dad (God rest his soul) would tell us we were going to Disneyland and secondly what really gets to me is the commercial perfectly displays that PURE excitement we got as kids. When is the last time you felt anywhere near that type of joy? That type of excitement? That same kind of in the moment not thinking of anything else joy?
Yes I know it’s easier for kids to have such a deep pure excitement when they haven’t yet been tainted by life like us adults! That’s what I love so much about this commercial it reminds me that we can have those same experiences as adults if we just shut our minds off to the other shit that tries to creep in and take the joy away, that excitability. I know we all have stuff we look forward to that brings us happiness but we no longer see it thru child’s eyes, one big reason we are no longer children…. duh, but we don’t have to let ourselves get robbed of the same kind of anticipation we had as kids, I believe that is one of the reasons so many adults enjoy having kids or having kids around they remind us to let the kid in all of us come out every once in awhile and that is Wonderful!
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