“So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun” (Ecc 8:15).
I think the most wonderful experience I had during our short stay in Disney World was our dinner at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway pavilion. I wore my “Disney’s Brave” tiara for the event. Upon entering the old castle, we took a picture with Belle and then we ate a delicious dinner that was followed by a variety of scrumptious desserts.
It was great to eat in such a special location. It seemed that most of our time, previous to this, had been spent working; in fact I was still officially working while we were at Disney World.
The passages from Ecclesiastes seemed to fit so perfectly—our hard work made it possible for us to enjoy this dinner, but ultimately it was God who gave us the work in the first place. James 1:17 says, “Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father” (NLT). I need to appreciate my work even when I have bad days because it all comes from God.