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.

Walt Disney - Pioneer

Walt Disney – Pioneer

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.

Related: What else did Walt Disney say?

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.

That’s fun.

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.

 


Author Bill Belew is also featured in Prachesta Magazine. Here is the Interview.


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