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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Natural Highs

"Pleasure is spread through the earth

In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find."
William Wordsworth, 1806
Photo source: Flickzzz

After 'reviewing' my progress on each of my blogs over the last eleven months (while thinking about how to celebrate my 1st Blogoversary in a couple of weeks), I've selected a few posts to bring forward and share again. The first is a list of 'Natural Highs' shared originally by Mother of Invention at Spilling Out. Apparently the list was started by a friend of hers who suggested that everyone add something to the list and pass it along, so that's what I did on February 12th ... (and again on Monday at Small Reflections). I'm doing so again today here ... just because.

Interestingly, while creating this post, something strange happened to the 'formatting' of the list ... and in straightening things out, I realized the list I copied from Spilling Out and shared previously had no #14 ... so I've added one & highlighted it in purple. Methinks I'll do the same to the list I shared on Monday at Small Reflections.

I invite you to add to & pass this list along if you wish ... and as an 'incentive' ... I offer an award for you to enjoy yourself & share with others.
All I ask is that you leave me a link to your list when you decide to pass along these Natural Highs with your own addition(s) so I can read them too. Methinks it would be wonderful to double the size of the list ;--)

Natural Highs

1. Falling in love

2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.

3. A hot shower.

4. No lines at the supermarket.

5. A special glance.

6. Getting mail.

7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.

8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.

9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.

10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer

11. Milkshake (any flavor).

12. A bubble bath.

13. Giggling.

14. Listening to Mother of Invention sing a lovely song whenever I visit Spilling Out!

15. The beach.

16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.

17. Laughing at yourself.

18. Looking into their eyes and knowing they Love you

19. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.

20. Running through sprinklers.

21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.

22. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.

23. Laughing at an inside joke with FRIENDS

24. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.

25. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.

26. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).

27. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.

28. Playing with a new puppy.

29. Having someone play with your hair.

30. Sweet dreams.

31. Hot chocolate.
32. Road trips with friends.

33. Swinging on swings.

34. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.

35. Making chocolate chip cookies.
36. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
37. Holding hands with someone you care about.

38. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
39. Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you.

40. Watching the sunrise.

41. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
42. Knowing that somebody misses you.
43. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
44. Knowing you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think.

45. Hearing a loon’s call!
46. Waking up and seeing your cat's big eyes looking at you.
47. Being at a hockey game and having your team play well and win their game.

48. Walking on the beach barefoot with a canine friend who loves to play fetch.

49. Getting lost in a wonderful book!

50. Sharing a pleasant memory or event with someone.

Remember ... you're invited to add one (or more) and pass along these
Natural Highs on your own blog (or not) as you wish! Let's see if we can get this thing going again ... just because. Please leave me a link in comments if you decide to participate ;--)

Thought for Today
"The essence of pleasure is spontaneity." Germaine Greer


Yolanda said...


Wayfaring Wanderer said...

51. Taking that perfect shot! Great list :o)

Michelle said...

What a fantastic list and a great idea. I always seem to enjoy natural highs as I'm sitting on our boat enjoying the beauty and peace of the water. I can never get enough.

Unknown said...

Ahhh first kisses, sigh, nice indeed. I love finding money in my pockets too. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for sharing. Through your blog, a lot of people including me of course have a chance to read and learn from. I have read some of your post and I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks again and looking forward for more of your posting soon!

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful list. It reminds me to feel god about some very ordinary things. Very nice! I would add--smiling at a stranger and receiving a smile back.

Mom Knows Everything said...

A hot shower without a kid knocking on the bathroom door wanting something is always a high for me! ;o)