The Happiest Day Of My Life Essay

1710 Words Dec 10th, 2015 7 Pages
Think of the happiest day of your life. What did that day center around? For me the happiest day of my life comes from the happiest place on Earth. I was 7 years old and my mom and I went to Disneyland. The park smelled like cotton candy and popcorn, just like you would suspect. The sun was shining and everything was pretty much perfect. This is definitely one of my best days! While I was in the park the person in front of me dropped their picture from Splash Mountain and I was able to hand it back to them.It doesn’t neccessarily seem like that big of a deal for someone to loose their photo but the lady infront of me was so greatful. The reason I still remember this is even though it was 8 years ago is because it is something nice that I was able to do for someone.I don’t know about you, but I don’t actually remember the day my family bought a flat screen tv or the day I got my iPhone because those aren’t the happiest days of my life. Let’s be honest here, your happiest day probably didn’t come from when you were buying a new television or iPhone either.
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