Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Christmas Joy



A little magic. A little make believe. A fun escape. Each day Disney offers thousands of guests a chance to forget their day-to-day worries, the current economic crisis, family issues, health concerns.

Yesterday, I was surrounded by people on a mission--a mission to transport themselves into another world.

Sort of what I do as a writer. With a short story or a book, I hope to send my readers on a vacation much like Disney but with a realistic setting, characters and storyline.

As I floated through the waters in the Pirates of the Caribbean and blasted through Space Mountain, I forgot. I forgot about the bills yet to pay, the decisions to make, the holidays to prepare for.

But there's another way to take your readers away from their problems and discouragement and concerns this year--through sharing the real meaning of Christmas.

Are your inspiring your readers to reach out for the permanent joy and blessings only to be found this Christmas through Christ?

12 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

I'm trying, but could do better. :) Your Disney day sounds awesome!

KelliGirl said...

Glad you had fun at Disney. What a wonderful way to spend the day and be transported far away...if only for a short while. It's so damp and chilly here, I could use some warm, cheery sunshine.

Great analogy on transporting our readers. You gave me some good food for thought.

Melissa Marsh said...

Like Angie, I'm trying, but could do better. Thank you for the nudge. :-)

Glad you had such a wonderful day!

Janna Qualman said...

I could certainly be doing more, as well. It's an important task!

So glad you enjoyed DisneyWorld!

Pat's Place said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. It made me think about how right you are that we all need some escape reading material sometimes.

Truth4thejourney said...

Great Challenge! I was just pondering with the Lord about my Monday post. I hope to do just this on Monday.

Merry Christmas!
Sonya

Sassy Granny ... said...

Ooooo, the Magic Kingdom. Oh that we could live there, as children ... even as encouraged by our Lord - viewing it all through the wonder-filled eyes of a child. There a hovel becomes a home; a pauper becomes a prince or princess.

Good stuff!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I hope so. And in the doing, I always endeavor to bring a little bit a mystery and magical imagining to the mix. After all, our Father is the most creative and genius weaver of the divine mystery. He fits with the magical kingdom, don't you think?

Love the pic.

peace~elaine

giddymomof6 said...

So, so, jealous! Glad that you enjoyed yourself! We all need to escape from time to time and remember the magic the surrounds us all! I Love Disney!

Technonana said...

Trying to be inspiring!! Not for me, but for Him!!! I wanta be like my mother and introduce everyone I know to my best friend, Jesus!!

Kasie West said...

I hope to inspire. Thanks for inspiring us. My brother was in Disneyland yesterday too, except on the west coast. :) I love Disneyland.

Renee Collins said...

Oh, I LOVE Disney so much! It's the best. I wish I could go there for Christmas. How magical. :)