"When you get those rare moments of clarity, those flashes when the universe makes sense, you try desperately to hold on to them. They are the life boats for the darker times, when the vastness of it all, the incomprehensible nature of life is completely illusive. So the question becomes, or should have been all a long... What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live. What life boat would you grab on to? What secret would you tell? What band would you see? What person would you declare your love to? What wish would you fulfill? What exotic locale would you fly to for coffee? What book would you write?"

Natural Highs

Hey Everyone! So this is my favorite poster, of all time. My professor gave it to all of us last year and I look at it all the time. Everytime I read it, I become happy. No matter what. So I thought I'd share it with you. :)

Forgive my crappy poster-picture taking skills.

So in case you can't read it, I'll type it out for you because its that awesome. The bolded ones are ones that make ME especially happy.


Falling in love.
Laughing so hard your face hurts.
Watching a child do something for the first time after you taught them.
Getting mail.
Working for a successful project with a good friend.
Going out to eat with friends.
Being in love.
A Bubble Bath.
Finding out the sweater you want is on sale for half-price.
Lying in bed and listening to the rain outside.
Feeling when the fish takes the bait and is off and running.
Holding someone you love in front of the fireplace.
White Water Rafting.
Seeing someone you love doing something outstanding.
Making the winning score.
Being told you fid an excellent job by your peers.
Hearing a song that reminds you of someone you love.
The first time your child says, "I love you."
Hitting the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Sledding down a hill during a big flake snow.
Running your best time.
When your brother or sister says they love you.
Hugging your Dad! Mom!
When your boss says, "Perfect!"
A new hobby.
When your dog jumps up because he's glad to see you.
FInishing a good book.
Having flowers sent to you.
A clear day at the beach.
An unexpected present.
A surprise visit from a friend.
Pay day.
Seeing a falling star.
A beautiful sunset.
Hitting the lottery.
Finding a nest of baby bunnies.
Solving a problem.
A hot air balloon ride.
Eating pizza.
Your favorite meal.
A job well done.
A long-distance phone call from a friend.
A hug.
A spider web with dew on it in the early morning sun.
Reading under an electric blanket on a cold, rainy, day.
A long, hot shower.
Making somebody laugh.
Walking on the beach.
Decorating a christmas tree.
Loving yourself.
International travel.
A great idea.
Plunging your hot body into a cool pool.
The quiet after a snow fall.
A letter from a friend.
Breakfast in bed.
Candlelit dinner with the one you love.
Hearing someone say, "I love you."
Holding hands.
Clean hair.
The first spring flower.
Snuggling with the soft skin of a baby.
Having a wish come true.

Now aren't you just in the BEST mood?

The only copyright that is on the poster is:

J. Mayer & Associates
Copyright 1990.
(908) 270-1710

Now I wanted to start a list of my own things that bring me total happiness that weren't on this list. What I want you to do is  comment with some of your own! I will add them!

Thunderstorms on a hot, summer day.
The rainbow after that thunderstorm.
The sun shining through dark clouds, making it look like heaven, after a thunderstorm.
Waking up at 5:30 in the summer to see the sun rise on a beach.
Wearing hoodies on a rainy, cold day.
Staying in your Pajamas all day.
Running on the beach.
Burying your feet in some really hot sand.
Running into the ocean for the first time all summer.
Being told you look pretty when you least expect it.
Waking up before everyone else.
Hot chocolate after playing in the snow all day.



Jessica said...

When the trees bloom (or turn colors) overnight and you see them the next morning. When you find something you've been looking (or haven't been looking) for. (I'll think of more after finals!)

jlt said...

Seeing the sunset across a lake creating a landscape of sparkling diamonds on the water.