In a nutshell, describe to us what the best moment of your life entailed (excluding babies born and marriages because they're always special:).
Please, name three or four if you'd like!
[G|M's parallel future self has yet to determine such a thing. Everyday the sun doesn't implode and cook earth is a good day, and makes for 24 hours full of nice moments, 364 days (+/- 1 on leap year)]
I'm looking for some positive outlooks too:) Enlighten me please!
Sawwwwwvyyy Jamie ,
1. Sitting at the table and seeing my father 'living, breathing, talking, eating' (as all hope was lost before)
2. Writing my first article
3. Learning to play guitar (after breaking a lot of finger nails)
4. Winning against a computer in chess ( know that's weird but ... whatever)
5. Bungee jumping for the first time (scared 'everything; outa me)
There are a handful but I will certainly narrow it down .
1. When I passed the boards and recieved my license to nurse.
2. When our adoption went through for our son.
3. When we brought our first dog home as it was like having a newborn, and we were so excited.
4. Realizing that I was always meant to write and I am finally enjoying what I love to do.
5. Waking up every morning and thanking God I we are all still here.
There are so many more, but it would take an eternity to list them all.
It makes me so happy to hear that you have so many special memories. I am one who focuses on the negative a lot so I thought it would be nice to chat about some good things for a change:) Thanks for replying AE and good luck to with everything today and in the future:)
Jamie, you too as you are an inspiration to others and do not ever forget it. While the world is worried about the Swine Flu many of us are working in it, however with the man above we will get through it. Keep your head up and you will get through the storm as I am certain that you have great memories too!!!
1. Being in St. Thomas, with my boyfriend, sitting at a restaurant and watching the sun setting.
2. Horseback riding on the beach.
3. Scuba diving for the first time.
4. Meeting a killer whale.
They're all just really great memories. I have a lot more significant moments to come!
I love your outlook hon, keep it up:) Your memories sound wonderful! I've never been able to make it to the ocean yet, but I found out just a few years ago, that the ocean was my biological father's favorite place to be. My father never knew I was his and would've been an active, nurturing, loving father. So, just knowing that the ocean gave him peace, gives me peace as well. I wish you many more happy memories!
It's true that all of my memories have to do with the ocean. I guess you just have to find the thing/place that gives you peace and happiness and visit as much as possible. Mine is the beach, and music. I don't know what I would do without them.
You're a smart girl Cole. You've found the things that can help you achieve serenity during otherwise stressful times. Music is a big one for me as well, and writing of course. Outside of that I love to look at water (lakes, rivers, etc), it is such a peaceful feeling to me. That's why I love going fishing, it's a relaxing but fun sport:)
I have to go to bed for tonight, it's 1 a.m. I'm so excited to hear from all of you! Please, come back often and bring your friends. You're all such stunning examples of humanity, I'm proud to know each of you!
For me it is not a single day! In fact my whole college life has been the best days of my life simply because I got the company of the most beautiful girl. We were together for full four years. So, I have so many happy days to cherish! Ah they certainly were best moments of my life.
Being a "glass half empty" kinda gal, it's tough to point out the best moments when my mind naturally leaps to some of my worst moments...
The night my sister died;
The morning my only other sister was given less than six months to live because of breast cancer;
Waiting in a cold hallway to hear from the doctor that my infant daughter's surgery was successful; and
Most recently, finding out I have a gene mutation that means I must have several surgeries to cut off portions of my body to avoid my unusually high risk of various cancers, and then being told I have to wait until my children turn 18 and can decide on their own whether or not they want to be genetically tested (accompanied by a healthy helping of guilt from me if they choose not to take the test).
So, best moment(s)? Hmm.
I'll start with the obvious and continue from there...
My kids being born... the prize at the end, not the actual deliveries... those were nightmares filled with days -- yes, days -- of pain, screaming and a lot of blood. Imagine the birthing scene from the movie "The Coneheads" and you'll get a taste of my delivery experiences. I hate all you bitches that have these "I barely felt anything (sigh)" 15-minute deliveries;
My sister, the one with the cancer, beating the odds and becoming a breast cancer survivor (for 15 years before getting struck again this past year);
The pride on my dad's face (someone actually caught his expression on film --you know, kids... that narrow sheet of plastic with the little holes on the edges and squares of strange-looking images that didn't immediately display on a tiny TV screen on your camera) when I received my bachelor's degree and later, my master's degree;
The moment I found out I was accepted into Stanford U's graduate program; and
Of course, the day I won the lottery. No, just kidding. I'm still waiting for that last one... just wanted to make sure you were paying attention.
Now, if I can just pull through the big 10-hour surgery I'm facing in less than two weeks, I'll have another happy moment to tack onto this list when I open my eyes and see my family around me -- preferably, the ones who are still alive.
I feel for the harsh times in your life. I got through a massive cancer op thirteen years ago ok, and with the guts you have it will be a walk in the park! Stay as fit as you can before the ops. Love and good luck to you.
Thank you for helping others to be more positive in their life experiences. I've lived many years in negativity and could've used a friend like you:) Have you shared your own favorite memories yet? Thanks for reading! hugs.
Thanks, Earnest. I appreciate the support. Went to one of my pre-ops today... I'm pretty freaked out and not feeling very gutsy. I actually held it together. Thanks again!
I wanted to avoid depressing other hubbers but I suppose the reason I didn't post my own good memories is because I was thinking along the same lines as you. I don't have many good memories to list either, but am working my tail off to ensure that there are many to come:) I wish you many more moments of happiness and although you will endure sadness, you have people that love you and care about you, in life and at Hub Pages:) Big hugs!
I've had quite a few great moments - or rather experiences in my life. However, I intend to have as many if not more, again. So, when I get to the end, I'll be sure to come back here and 'fess up
froggy--great to see you again:) I was just hoping to spread some happiness with this subject....can you give us a niblet of a happy memory? If you don't want to share, obviously that is up to you my friend. Just thought it would be nice to get people thinking positively:) You come back and share whenever you want. I know I'll be here in 100 years:) Wish you the best in everything!
I know the "rule" is "no babies' born" (and I'm assuming "no babies adopted" either); but I have to comment that I think once people have had those babies born/adopted moments, any of the other good moments just kind of fade into the background and pale in comparison. So, rules or not, I have to say meeting child #1 and seeing that child #2 and child #3 made it safely into the world.
I was being so blasé about my first grandchild being born, but the first time I nursed her, about 1 hour after her birth it blew my socks off. I found a new kind of love and we have had a bond ever since.
Thanks for sharing:) The reason I excluded births/adoptions of children is because I totally agree with you. My children are the lights of my life and I can't imagine a mother that wouldn't think the same about her own children. I guess I was just trying to get to know people's individual sides. I'm just now learning about myself after a childhood and 12 year marriage of abuse. So, it's a way for me to remain optimistic looking at the long, hard road ahead of me (getting divorce now, etc). I'm so happy to hear that your children are your number one happy memories. Mine are as well. I'm sure you can agree that if it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be who we are today, not only as mothers but as human beings. I wish you the best of memories to come:)
The time spent with my children and grandchildren would have to rate around 10/10 for me. Beautiful priceless moments.I am having my best life moments right now!
Congratulations on being a loving father and grandfather. Your family will appreciate you, as you do them, for eternity! It's so wonderful to hear that you're enjoying your life, I honestly do not hear that reaction very often these days, very heartwarming. Thanks for sharing and I wish you many more happy memories and good health!
I agree. They're born, and from then on, it's kind of "one, big, nice, moment". It may sound corny, and it isn't as if none of us, parents/grandparents, don't have other things in life - but usually, when we think of those "best moments" I think it has something to do with those children/grandchildren.
Best is too extreme...but there have been some quietly happy moments!
when my lawyer phoned me to tell me the divorce had gone through
Actually, to quote James Reyne from Australian Crawl, "Any day above ground is a good day."
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1. Giving Birth to my two kids
2. When I knew Jesus intimately
3. When I promoted as a Manager at work
4. When I was baptized with water
5. All the way is my relationship with God.
I am not the typical self-righteous Christian, I allow myself to make mistakes but Knowing God and his goodness, knowing myself in the process is the best ever.
there were may best & bad than bad moments come in life ,
but day before yesterday only ,
my paypal account get filled up with some money ,
that is only the best moment in present days ,
arround that i have been suffering from many bad moments for abount four months ,
& i think will remain upto 1 month more till 25th of may ,
which lead to my death or starting of my new life.
depends upon fortune.
Okay....I dunno, actually, what to say. But I can some things.
1. Making kids smile when I procured enough money in the tip jar to give them a lollipop @ work.
2. Feeding the homeless @ the salvation army, meeting some GREAT people and hearing some disheartening stories as a youngin'
3. Helping a kid with his homework @ work, having his mother come in and hug me for thanks.
4. Creating so many cool things
5. Reading so many cool things
This is why I'm seldom serious on this topic; I'm not humble, but I don't really feel comfortable with looking like a lovely loon. I like to just be the crazy loon.
Well now, this is going to be fun. Where do I start?
1) my first time driving on the open highway alone gave me an erections, t'was great hi speed
2 My first high on Pot, pretty cool
3 My first time having sex on pot, even more coller
4 My first time playing with a sex goddesses toes, ahem
5 I won't tell this one but it involved my first nympho
6 this one was a screamer, all nite long *wink*
7 my very first painting, a lil brown rabbit on a box for lil treasures
8 My first portrait done on canvas
9 My two paintings on giant circular saw blades of bears and I made black walnut frames for them, circular like a ships wheel, 1 was a mother polar bear and cub on pack ice and 2 was a grizzly catching salmon at a water fall. May show U one time
10 falling from an Oil Derrick safely and surviving, what a rush.
11 surviving an explosion on an Oil Rig, another rush
12 My first painting of a nude
13 learning to live agin after my 3rd heart failure
14 My first shocking experience of my pacemaker/defibrillator, a real experience and another rush
15 Completing my book Tolden Goad's Expedition for Sunnyhuckle and Beebumble Honey. the best rush ever with specialthanks to Shalini Kagal, Proud Mom and friends Toad and CrisA, and TOF!
16 You, my favorite people of the world of hubpages
Wow, you've had your share of close calls haven't you? lol...I'm glad you're still here to share these moments with us. I wish you many more good moments, sans the danger:)
I've had even more close calls with death than I listed during my lifetime I dint want to list. But I find that the really good things are best to recall. Like my family, kids and grandkids and really great friends. Danger has been at my side since birth it seems, and it can build or destroy ones character.
I am having a ball just living and surviving so thanks.
I have three best moments of my life... the days my boys were all born. Corny, probably. But I have been a mom for over 21 years.
Of course, the first time one of my articles was published comes in fourth and then fifth, when my first book was published.
I have stopped measuring life by moments. Every day that I wake up, realizing I made it through the night, makes me feel forever grateful for another chance to live life to the fullest
I won a doughnut eating competition which I participated in due to someone cancelling last minute. I had only just finished a McDonalds Large Quarter Pounder Meal as well. It's obviously not the best moment in my life but its up there. Diversity provails.
1. When I started touching $100 a day with Adsense it was really best moment of life and from there I took it to $200 a day. I think it changed my life in every way.
2. When I won a lottery of $2000 some years ago.
3. When I was offered a job by Time magazine that was another great moment for me.
4. When I visited Maldives for the first time.
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