That about sums it up, Disney World that is.
We had the absolute time of our lives. We met princesses and mice and overgrown dogs and ducks.
We discovered magic at every turn. Whether in the Mickey Mouse-shaped towel design that was waiting for us in our hotel room when we checked in; to getting balloons every night if we wanted; to the guitar shaped swimming pool. And, to meet all of the characters of our dreams, to see fairies in a butterfly garden, to get a kiss on the cheek from an overgrown mouse in trousers……
To seeing the princesses that we have watched on the screen, so many times, come to life right before our eyes.
And, to watch our daughter, and each other, be swept away in the magic, the mystery, the joy in all of those moments.
Before we went off to Disney World, and walked in all of the places that we had dreamt of for years, I firmly believed that the magic was in that place. It was inside that magic castle, and on the Flying Elephants, and in the smiles of the princesses.
But, what we learned while we were there, and every moment since we have been back, is that there is surely magic there. But, the magic that made the trip so special was the magic that it awakened in each one of us.
The magic of believing in your dreams, no matter how out of reach they may seem.
The magic of looking at the world through a child’s eyes, with an open heart.
The magic of using your imagination, so strongly that you can hold a fairy in your hands and make a wish.
The magic of fireworks over a castle that turns colors in the starry night.
The magic within each of us, to allow the experience to wash over us with all of the joy and fun and genuineness that is intended. To appreciate the gift that we gave to ourselves and that was offered up to us in that four day visit.
Discover your magic. Reach inside and let it pop out. It really isn’t the places, people and things outside of ourselves that are magical.
It is each one of us. Grab your wand and go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!