Happy

Over Spring Break, the Bassetts allowed the Pruitts to tag along with them to Disney World.  We called it the Pru-Setts Vacation.

As we approached the front gate, security escorted Kim and Jackson into the security “Bag Check” line. There were two lines, but Kim’s line seemed to be going much slower but also filled with many more smiles and laughter.  This is why…

Before the security guard began checking Kim’s backpack, he gave her a ginormous grin and a Disney “Hel-looooo!”  Then, he began asking her some thought provoking questions (all with a smile on his face)

Security: “Got any poisonous apples in here?”

Kim: “No Sir”

Security: “Any mousetraps?”

Kim: “No Sir” (Giggling)

Security: “Got any secret compartments in here?”

Kim: “No Sir” The guard paused, looked at her very seriously and said, “You wouldn’t tell me if you did, would you?”

Kim laughed as she responded with a happy, “No Sir”

He gently zipped her backpack, helped put it back on her shoulder and danced as he exclaimed, “Have a magical day!”  Who knew that anyone could have such a joyful experience going through security?

Although it took a few minutes longer to pass the inspection, Kim was so thankful to be in his line versus the other security line. She was…grumpy and half heartedly doing her job. She certainly was NOT passing Disney Happiness Standards.

I still can’t stop thinking about that moment when Kim joined the rest of our group as she was laughing hysterically telling her experience.  What a joyful way to start your day. 

Do people remember you because of your joy OR grumpiness? 

19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy. (1Th 2:19-20 NIV)