Sometimes, I think that Disney magic appears just when you need it; rather than the Cast Members just making magic for Guests, the magic seems to reach us Cast Members when we could use some Pixie Dust as well.
I got to stop and have a conversation with a little girl who was playing with a stuffed animal and talk about the characters in that Disney show. She got this huge grin on her face when she started talking to me about it. I also got to tell someone the meaning of Epcot and explain Walt Disney's vision for what EPCOT was going to be. I even got to find celebration buttons for a couple who hadn't yet been able to find engagement buttons, and just that simple act of giving them the right buttons for the occasion made them extremely happy. It was such a nice day to spread some joy!
The little things that I'm able to do throughout the day really make me happy to be a Cast Member. Just the smile I get from a small child, or the "thank you" that a parent stops to say to me on their way out, make me proud of what I do. I may not be changing the whole world, but I feel like I'm touching the lives of some Disney Guests for at least part of their day. That's what keeps me going through the long shift or the trafficky drive home. I absolutely love what I do!
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