TMSM’s Random Acts of Kindness ~ Magical Friends Make for a Magical Day!

It’s Thursday night, and time for our weekly feel good article, Random Acts of Kindness with a Disney spin! This week is all about some magical friends that I made through The Main Street Mouse, and how kind the were to ME this week! Like I’ve mentioned previously, last weekend was my first birthday being away from my family. My friends here in Florida were concerned about me, and wanted to give me a Disney surprise to make sure I knew that people care down here! Really sweet, right? Let me tell you all about it!

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After a super busy weekend, being on the go Friday and Saturday, Sunday morning I was happy but exhausted. My husband told me we needed to head out, once again to the Magic Kingdom, to meet up with a business associate. I was tired, so I wasn’t in a huge hurry to get ready. I couldn’t figure out why he was hurrying me along, I thought he’d be tired too! So, I got myself together, got the kids ready, and off to the Magic Kingdom we went. It was getting close to 3:00 so I knew the park would be crowded due to the parade. We walked in and he suggested we go up to the top of the train station. We usually don’t go up there, but I went along. To my surprise, when we got up the stairs, there was a whole group of friends waiting for me! Oh gosh, I couldn’t believe it! They all yelled SURPRISE, started giving me hugs and wishing me a Happy Birthday! It was the nicest thing! Come to find out, some of them got there hours before, and staked out a prime spot for me to watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade, front and center. I even got a crown to wear for the day. Talk about feeling loved!

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The parade is amazing from the train station, we really enjoyed it. Afterwards, we headed down to get me a birthday button to wear for the day. One of the CM’s working up front wrote my name for me, and actually was familiar with the site and said she followed along. So of course she got a big thank you hug too! It’s such a humbling thing to hear, as we love our Cast Member extended family! Speaking of Cast Members, when we stopped in to Cosmic Ray’s to eat, a large group of Cast Members came over and gave me a birthday song. I was so grateful, the day was going great. We spent the evening riding rides, went into Philharmagic, and had a wonderful time. We even had our own train on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, that was a blast, we were a rowdy group! Even though the day was fun and we all enjoyed ourselves, the best part of the day was the meaning. The kindness behind it was nothing short of magical.

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Sometimes when you feel a little scared or alone, you get a beautiful reminder that there’s nothing to be scared of, and that you so are NOT alone. That’s what these people did for me that day. The move to Florida and settling in here has been an incredible journey, but has had it’s downside as well. It’s not always easy, and people aren’t always nice. However… on Sunday, multiple people told me the same thing at different times. They said I’m not alone, that I am loved, and that I do have a family here in Florida. All of them! Not only is that an act of kindness, it’s a blessing. I’m humbled and grateful for the amount of love and support that my friends here have given me, and I thank them all so much for that. I’m a lucky girl.

So, that’s it for this weeks blog. I hope I was able to give these friends the appreciation they deserve, because they’re awesome! If you have a Disney act of kindness you’d like to share, please let me know, you could be featured in a future article! Thanks again everyone, and until next week…. do something kind for someone else, you never know who really could use the extra magic! Hugs! ~M

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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One thought on “TMSM’s Random Acts of Kindness ~ Magical Friends Make for a Magical Day!

  • February 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm
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    This was a great article of what The Main Street Mouse does!
    I was lucky to be a part of the plan to surpise Michele for a B Day surpise!
    It was a fun day for all of us!
    Chuck!!!!

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