Sunday, August 17, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day229

Your goal as a leader?  Help others to make their dreams a reality. #QuoteADay #Day229 #edchat #edu #ASCDL2L

I'm typing this blog post up after the first day we've spent down in Disney World.  After arriving in Orlando, we headed to Epcot, where we enjoyed a number of rides, the usual Orlando thunderstorm or three, and the Disney meal plan (something we haven't done in a long time).

We had dinner in the Norwegian Pavilion, at the princess banquet, which was a fabulous experience for all of us, especially my daughter.

My daughter and Cinderella
You see, like most young kids, my daughter has dreams, that in her eyes, are entirely achievable and entirely real.  She wants to be everything and everyone, and believes with all her heart, that she can be like the princesses she meets at Disney World (even if she is beginning to understand that "Cinderella" is very likely just "Cindy" in a pretty blue gown).

When she had the chance to meet all the princesses during dinner, her eyes got wide, and the smile never seemed to leave her face.  A dream, even if a minor one by our standards, had just come true.  Six princesses during one meal?  For her, it was priceless.

As leaders, we should not only relish the meeting of dreams when they come true for those we love (and for ourselves), we should also stop at nothing to make sure that everything we do is all about making dreams a reality for those we serve.

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