"Here’s a strange truth I’ve noticed. Almost everyone knows about Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland, but most people don’t go. Maybe it’s because it’s surrounded by water and you have to take a raft to get there. But it’s really not that tough to do. Lots of people want to go. Some people even plan to go. But most forget or just don’t get around to it. It’s one of those “we’ll do that next trip” kinds of places for a lot of people. Tom Sawyer Island is like most people’s lives, I think: they never get around to crossing over to it.
Living a life fully engaged and full of whimsy and the kind of things that love does is something most people plan to do, but along the way they just kind of forget. Their dreams become one of those “we’ll go there next time” deferrals. The sad thing is, for many there is no “next time” because passing on the chance to cross over is an overall attitude toward life rather than a single decision. They need a change of attitude, not more opportunities."