Happiest Moments Collection
I can’t imagine a better post than a collection of our favorite experiences in life – not just for an immediate vibe lift, but also to line us up nicely for more of the same.
Plus, I’m super curious to hear about Good Vibe Blog readers happiest moments!
I’ll start with my top three and add a handful of early responders to the post, but I already know the most valuable part of this post (as with most) will be the comments.
Here are a few of my favorite happy moments:
1. The end of my first day volunteering for the local animal rescue group.
I’d spent the entire day walking dogs and scooping litter boxes at a Petsmart adoption fair, without a single moment to reflect until it was over. At the end of the day, I felt complete fulfillment for the first time in my life. I was 25. And hooked for life. Couldn’t wipe the smile off my face and the organizers thought I was nuts when I asked them to please put me on the schedule for every following weekend.
2. Ski date with Jon Little.
It was my first date months after a heartbreaking split with a fiance. Jon gave me a few tips at the top of the slope which dramatically improved my ski skills (!) and shortly after lost me on the slopes. I felt like an accomplished skier and had so much fun on the gorgeous mountain by myself, that I knew, for the first time in months, and without a doubt, that I would be okay. There was life after love.
3. The first hour of coach training in Phoenix with Martha Beck.
I was so happy to have honored what my heart most desired that I literally had a moment of fear that I might float right out of my body, out the window, and miss the whole thing. That was from a girl who did not believe in out of body experience at the time, too. But the incredible happiness to be doing what I loved and taking steps toward my dream made my spirit so light I thought my body wouldn’t be able to contain it any more.
Man, those were happy moments.
My favorite happy moments these days are usually associated with latest feline family member Elvis and interactions with fellow creators here and at GVU.
Thanks for letting me share my high points in life here, and for sharing yours, too!
Just a few excerpts from the comments:
Visionary Fairy says: “Every Xmas (and second) I get to spend with my wonderful and healthy mom after her health scares 4 seasons ago! Not that I ever took her for granted before but MAN am I ecstatic now!”
M shares: “when I first saw my lover in *real life* (whom I had met on the internet) and he was exactly as gorgeous and sweet as I had imagined (and has remained so ever since)”
Stella Seaspirit writes: “‘Being’ with loved ones (animal and human) where no words are necessary.”
Reflectozone says: “Going back to my country of birth and seeing my parents after ten years. I left my country of birth when I was 19 years old and never looked back for reasons too lengthy to get into. This year, I managed to go back with my husband and son. Words cannot describe the utter joy of seeing my parents and traveling to meet long lost cousins and relatives. It was bliss!”
Lin E shares: “when my mom comes to visit and she ‘mothers’ me (she’s here now… yay!)”
Reeya offers: “My 1st vist to the Grand Canyon. I was blown away with the beauty of it (didn’t expect to have this reaction) and was glad we had an awesome sunny bright day with clear blue skies! I got some great pictures too that I often look back and reflect on and still get the same reaction.”
Sonia writes: “Yesterday, a great evening with Martini and Caviar and the great GREAT feeling of energy moving in the direction of my dreams.”
From Nicole: “The moment I truly realized I loved myself just the way I am…intense happiness!”
Leah adds: “Getting the tv show…. That was always a little voice thing that I wanted but never said out loud and how it happened was so abstract, so abstract it is almost an unbelievable story.”
Kim says: “Holding my first published novel in my hand.”
Katie’s went like this: “One of the happiest moments in my life was when myself, my husband and three kids were just laying on our family room floor. Someone said something funny and we all laughed. Looking at their beautiful smiling faces and seeing how happy we all were made my heart want to explode. I swore I could stay in that moment forever and I remember thanking my angels for such a wonderful family. It wasn’t a holiday or a birthday, but one of the most special days I’ve ever had.”
Matthew’s is lovely, too: “Snow Angels with my Dad when I was 8.”
These are all so fun to read – thanks, everyone!