Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned at Disney World, Part 3

First of all, my apologies for failing to post on Fiction Friday in only my second week of it…I was sick last week, and a lot of things went by the wayside. I’ll make up for it this Friday! Your ride will resume immediately…

During trips to the parks, we used to joke that there were no bugs at Disney World. I know that’s not true, but, at the same time, I can’t say I ever got a bite even at the height of mosquito season. Which brings us to this week’s lesson: It’s Tough To Be A Bug.

No, no, that’s not it! What I really learned is that the little details make a big difference. Take the landscaping at the parks, for one thing. Every perfect flower bed, each neatly-trimmed topiary of Mickey and the dancing hippos from Fantasia. Children visiting Disney probably don’t have a proper appreciation of landscaping, but it all adds up to give you that “Disney feeling.”

Disney World has other impeccable details, too: I rarely find chipped paint or a littered ground. Since joining the UAB community, I’ve developed an appreciation for the background music in various areas, much of which I’d never paid conscious attention to in the past.

Taking care of the little details is a lesson that has vast applications outside of Disney World. Being thorough in the work I do for my clients, how I interact with others, even my spring cleaning. All of it has been affected by that one “little” lesson.

Beth Dolgner

Beth Dolgner is a freelance writer and editor whose work encompasses everything from motorcycles to ghost stories. She is a devoted Boba Fett fan and a member of the 501st Legion.

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