Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
We just watched Pollyanna. Daddy says that was Walt Disney’s favorite movie.
He knows that because he just finished reading the book Walt Disney. <= click to read.
Pollyanna wasn’t my favorite. It didn’t quite end, I think.
I like Frozen. Who doesn’t?
Comfort and Inspiration
Walt Disney said,
There is great comfort and inspiration in the feeling of close human relationships.
I guess he didn’t get along with his daddy very well. Not like I get along with my daddy.
The movie Pollyanna was all about being inspired and comforted by a little girl who built relationships.
Walt Disney also said that human relationships are:
… a powerful force, to overcome the “tough breaks” which are certain to come to most of us from time to time.
That sure sound like Pollyanna to me. A tough and real break for her at the end of the movie.
I cried at the end of the movie.
I couldn’t tell, daddy couldn’t tell either, if my tears were happy tears or sad tears.
Movies touch our hearts.
But I do know that little girls can make a big difference in big people’s lives.
Yeah… I want to make a big difference in people’s lives, too.
Maybe that’s why Walt Disney loved Pollyanna so much.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.