We humans typically measure our days in terms of time. A day is 24 hours long. There are seven days in one week… and 365 of ’em in a whole year.
The old tick-tock of the clickity-clock…. is how a day is ordinarily metered.
Most of the times, this works out just fine. But sometimes, I think we should evaluate “The Day” on a different scale.
I think I might suggest we call it…..”The Brimming Scale”
Some days just fluoresce. They twinkle and they shine. Filled to the brim. Overflowing. Good to the last drop. Yep. That was today.
We are at Disney World. They have a Magic Kingdom here. It seems like everything else simply follows suit. People dance and sing in the streets. Heck yeah. A song will break out, and before you know it… people are shaking their booties. Myself included. The Disney people are Cartoon-like Friendly. Not at all like Elmer Fudd. I’d say a bit more like Winnie the Pooh, or…. wellll… like Mickey.
So today. The Grand Kids, who are in The National Trail High School Marching Band performed this morning at the Magic Kingdom. Yep, they marched right down Main Street, USA…. past the Magic Castle…. and right on through to Frontierland.
We ran with them every step of the way…. shooting pictures like crazy…. following, cheering, laughing and crying. I didn’t expect it to feel as great as it did. But we ALL sure were delighted to be a part of it. It was a once in a lifetime experience for them. And we were happy for those kids.
That was all before 10 am. The rest of the day was filled with rich experiences. I mean…. I saw Mary Poppins for crying out loud. There was one surprise after another. A Boogey Parade…some talking parrots, successful monorail rides, great coffee while stranded in a downpour… and an evening of fantastical, unimaginable, remarkable…. Cirque du Soleil.
So this day was much, much more than hours, and minutes ticking by. It was filled with rich life experiences. Laughter and fun. Memories, and reminiscences. Sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. And….. feelings. Lots and lots of feelings.
Especially when I stubbed my toe during the “Boom Chuck-a-Luck-a” right near the entrance to the Sleepy Hollow. Maybe I should leave the “dancing in the streets” to the professionals here at Disney…..
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman