Skip Gaskill Returns

A Simple Thank You
A Simple Thank You

Washington DC’s Skip Gaskill returns today.

At Disney (and as human beings), we know the best has three simple components:

A meaningful compliment is sincere, specific, and timely. That’s it. Here’s a marine Veteran’s take on it…

Take it away Skip:

A little means a lot.

A lot means little.

Jungle Jeff recently thanked me for my service and said he hoped I didn’t get tired of hearing it.

I retired from the Marine Corps a little over five years ago and I still have people thanking me for my service.  You know it’s funny, when we hear it from individuals in a one on one setting or in a small group it makes us feel good to know someone truly appreciates what we did and what our servicemen & servicewomen continue to do on a daily basis.

When it’s done as a production for an audience we don’t care for it nearly as much because it feels canned, staged, disingenuous, or commercialized.

The American people in general feel bad for how our servicemen & servicewomen were treated when they returned from Viet Nam and we have, in my opinion, gone way overboard in an effort to make up for the past and to ensure we don’t make the same mistake again.  I know we mean well but…

A simple thank you goes a long way.

Life Is Mostly Overwhelming


Life. We love being alive.

We dread dying.

In between, we have to carve out our life.  A life that hopefully allows us to not only survive, but also to thrive somewhat.

To have mostly good days, a fair number of “bad” days, and occasionally a few great days.

Bad, good, great.  We will each define these differently, no doubt. That’s okay.  It’s all relative anyway.

So what’s the point?

The point is, what will today be?