Smile :)

Day 4/361 to go in the PostADay2011 challenge

Share something that makes you smile. (Can be a photo, an idea, a memory – anything that comes to mind).

A smile costs nothing but gives much.  It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.  It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.  None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it.  Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.  Some people are too tired to give you a smile.  Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.  ~Author Unknown

I don’t know what it is about this place, but it is magical, exciting, fun; it really is the happiest place on Earth.  Yes, I am talking about Disneyland.  Since coming to California, I have fallen in love with this place.  I have been an annual passholder for the first 3 years since being here.  I love being a passholder because I can go there whenever I’m not blocked out, and not worry about how much time I have to spend there, how many rides I will or won’t be able to ride, can just go see shows, or just focus on riding the rides, or even people watching.  No matter what my mood, this place can always put a smile on my face, and cheer up even the worst of moods.  My favorite time of year to go is during Christmas; they always have it decorated so amazing.  But the one thing that brings the biggest, cheesiest smile to my face every time is watching the fireworks display.  The color, different types of fireworks, and the sounds just amaze me and make my face light up just like a little kid.

Here are some photos I have taken over the last few years from Disneyland.  I hope they bring a smile to your face.

What you first see when you walk in.

Big Thunder of many favorite rides

Dumbo...I know its for kids...but I love riding this one

It's A Small World....decorated for Christmas

The Haunted Mansion...again decorated for Christmas

the castle....during Christmas....doesn't it make your heart smile?

And my favorite…….



It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body… the heart.  ~Author Unknown


About Stacey

Life is a journey that I believe we are meant to walk please Walk a Mile with me. View all posts by Stacey

One response to “Smile :)

  • diane mann

    Too fun, Stace. I notice that when I am at a live performance of a musical that I smile the WHOLE time, similar to what you described about when you see fireworks. I don’t know quite why, but it brings me much joy. It’s truly a gift to be able to enjoy stuff where all else falls away for a time.

    Well, I tried to post a picture of the Wicked sign in NYC, but I don’t know how.

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