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A Simple Event

Why were you inspired to do this?

It just happened.

What were 3 things you did to make this happen?

I did not get in the way.

I was a whole-hearted participant!

I was in the right place at the right time.

How did you feel once you had accomplished this?

I knew it would be remembered for a long long time.

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A few decades ago I worked at Walt Disney World as a soda fountain man in the Park on Main Street.  It was a hot summer day and a heavy rain started, as it often does in Florida.  My soda fountain was under a covering that soon sheltered about fifty tightly packed people from the rain.  We all were hot and wet, and the guests were losing valuable time in the park.  As you might imagine, this made for quite a few not-so-happy folks.  After a few minutes someone stared laughing - a big belly laugh.  This led to another person laughing, then another, and before long everyone, including myself, was laughing very  hard but no one had any idea why.  After it stopped raining and the guests were off to their adventures, I discovered that one of the kids had something called a laughing bag (a simple bag with a string that you pulled to make it laugh).  Of course this is what led to fifty kids and parents laughing hysterically for no apparent reason.  I venture to say that most everyone there will remember this forever.


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1/9/2011 8:17:51 AM

Congratulations, we have linked your story on the My Life List 90 (#50) to inspire others. Thank you so much for sharing this touching story.

12/28/2010 9:41:24 AM

James, thanks for sharing this. It brought a big smile to my face. Bill

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