A Disney World

If Disney World was the whole world how happy that would be!

We’d fly around with Peter Pan and swim with mermaids in the sea.

A magic carpet would take the rich and famous to wherever they wanted to go,

But the occasional hooligan, such as Aladdin would sneak on, a profile never low.

Buzz Light Year and Woody, partners for good, would always save the day

From dragons, villains, taxes, bosses, and being underpaid.

Pooh Bear would be there to make everyone feel better about all of life’s worries,

With Piglet and Tigger bouncing with laughter from telling funny stories.

And Alice would be there to explore and discover new realms of this whimsical world

Finding medical breakthroughs, a disappearing cat, and a stone once hiding a sword.

Love would prevail, for some that is, named Cinderella and Prince Charming,

But nothing lasts forever, and the strike of midnight would end up quite alarming.

There would be ugly people, shunned in society, such as in the form of a Beast,

But some see the heart, not outward appearance, named Belle, making shallowness cease.

People always want what they don’t have it seems, but maybe that’s just mermaids,

Cause Ariel wanted to be part of his world, rejecting where she once played.

There would still be loneliness, heartbreak, and loss, and Nemo surely knows this,

But companions can help, and compassion won’t melt away if you let some assist.

Some get left behind and get overlooked, take the Dalmatians and Oliver,

But if they stick together, they can get through it all, until the trouble’s all over.

And everyone would still be different, some Dopey, Sleepy, and Grumpy,

But that’s where the beauty exists in the world, the differences between everybody.

Timon and Pumba, outcasts in the jungle, would wander alone where they went,

But someone reached out, helping them feel accepted, seems Simba was Heaven sent.

And Mickey would make sure things ran smoothly and that everyone was getting along

But nothing is perfect, so in times of trouble, they would solve it with a song.

Look a little closer though at this magical place and similarities are seen,

Seems our world really is like Disney World, each of us part of one big dream.

 

Enlarging Your Living Space (Without Calling the Demolition Crew!)

One’s home should feel like an oasis, a place to relax with space to unwind after a long day at work. Unfortunately, life happens and often our home gets cluttered and can easily feel like just another work project. A crowded, stuffy place that probably correlates with your crowded schedule. However, with a few easy changes, that don’t involve tearing down a wall, you can easily make a living space appear larger, which means more room to breathe and an opportunity to actually enjoy the place that should feel like a luxury resort every single evening.

1. Pick the right color! I do love bold colors on the walls, but if you don’t want a room to feel like a dark box, there are guidelines for using them. Make sure there are windows and a lot of natural light in the room that you want to use the vibrant or darker color, such as the breakfast/kitchen area, rather than bedrooms with only one window. If you want to be on the safe side, stick to lighter hues, which gives the room a lighter feel and consequently more “room” to breathe.

2. Don’t be afraid of decorating the walls! And with that said, go big or go home (to your previous small room!) The larger the art pieces, the more magnificent the room will look. Try to stay away from filling a wall with numerous small pictures or paintings; one huge piece of artwork will do the trick. And hang it high! Not at eye level like you typically see. If you hang it higher, the eye will look up to view the piece, recognizing that the room goes well above what you usually see, which is at eye level and below.

3. Pick up that clutter! And in replace put a tall lamp, vase, or plant. You don’t need a lot in the room to prove that it’s large enough to fill, just a few large decorative items and let the rest be walking space! And like the wall artwork, think tall for one or two items per room! Also if you opt for larger decorations for the mantle and coffee table, you won’t be so tempted to get more, which can easily turn into looking like clutter.

4. Get the right curtains! If a window will fit a panel curtain, give it a panel. Valences are great for the window above the sink in the kitchen, but dress up that majestic window in the living room with majestic curtains! And bold colors are more than appropriate for the curtains; this will bring the eye to the window, thus recognizing the sun shining through to give the room an open feel.