Sunday, May 22, 2005

Natural Highs

I've been keeping this list for a while...I promised myself that when I passed 100 I would post it.
I got an email a while ago that listed all sorts of "natural highs" in I copied some and then started adding my own. The first 40 are from that list...the rest are my own.

1. Falling in love
2. Laughing so hard your stomach hurts
3. A hot shower on a cold morning
4. No lines at the store
5. A special glance
6. Getting mail
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio
9. Listening to the rain
10. Chocolate milkshakes
11. Giggling
12. A good conversation
13. The beach
14. Finding money in an unexpected place
15. Laughing at yourself
16. Phone calls from old friends that last for hours
17. Running through sprinklers
18. Laughing for no reason at all
19. Having someone tell you you're beautiful
20. Laughing at an inside joke
21. Friends
22. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you
23. Sleeping as long as you want
24. Making new friends
25. Spending time with old friends
26. Playing with a puppy
27. Sweet dreams
28. Hot chocolate on a cold day
29. Road trips with friends and/or family
30. Swinging on swings
31. Chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven
32. Holding hands with someone you care about
33. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things never change
34. Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much-desired present from you
35. Watching a sunrise
36. Watching a sunset
37. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day
38. Knowing that somebody misses you
39. Getting a hug from somebody you care about deeply
40. Knowing that you've done the right thing, no matter what other people think
41. Macaroni and cheese
42. Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups
43. Chocolate anything (especially on a bad day)
44. Seeing the look on a friend's face when you buy her a soda on a bad day
45. Getting "get well soon" cards after an injury, sickness, or surgery
46. Getting a hug from a small child
47. Having a baby fall asleep on your shoulder
48. Getting surrounded by love and support after getting injured on a school trip overseas
49. Having a guy open doors or pull out chairs for you
50. Playing board games with friends
51. Making your parents cry when you sing
52. Sitting in the sun
53. Dancing
54. Getting asked to dance during a slow song
55. Watching a movie with friends and/or family
56. Seeing a cardinal on a rainy day
57. Winning a game after a streak of losing
58. Playing duets and trios (and quartets and...)
59. Reading the Sunday comics
60. Getting a funny email
61. Travel during sunny weather
62. Sunny, warm days
63. Eating lunch outside on the grass
64. Winning a contest
65. Praising and worshipping God
66. Mastering a tough new song
67. Hugging a stuffed animal
68. Getting flowers and chocolate...anytime!
69. Ice cream
70. Granite State Challenge
71. Quiz Bowl
72. Getting home after being away for a long time
73. Remembering good times
74. Getting a friendly "Hello" and a smile in passing in the halls
75. Curling up with a good book
76. Getting an "A" in a hard class
77. Opting out of final exams or midterms
78. Birthdays
79. Holding newborn babies for the first time
80. Listening to little kids sing praise songs
81. A good performance of a play after a stressful tech week
82. Singing on bus rides
83. Singing Disney songs and showtunes with friends
84. Pranking and joking with friends
85. Puns
86. Wheelies
87. Long walks with someone you care about
88. The Red Sox winning the World Series after 86 years
89. An affectionate nickname
90. Finding mementos of good times
91. Catching a fly ball or line drive
92. Drawing
93. Knowing you've tried your best even when you lose
94. An unexpected compliment
95. Mastering something new
96. Smelling flowers
97. White-water rafting with an old friend on his seventeenth birthday
98. A good quotation that sticks in your mind
99. Walking (and singing) in the rain
100. Accepting Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour
101. Playing in the dirt/mud
102. Seeing the first flowers of spring
103. Watching the morning star fade away
104. Seeing robins after a long, cold winter
105. Stargazing
106. Sledding
107. Skating
108. Swimming
109. Having a prayer answered
110. Green lights all the way to your final destination
111. Holidays
112. Knowing that you're never alone

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