Natural Highs

This list was e-mailed to me, and I got a kick out of it (especially since my Ashland friends added some personal ones that I can relate to). Some of the highs are pretty CHEESY, but it's still worth reading.

Falling in love. Having your 2:00 class cancelled on a beautiful day. Laughing so hard your face hurts. Watching a child do something for the first time after you taught them. A great idea. A scholarship. A hot shower. No line at the book return. A hug. A special glance. Acting in the theater. Tailgating on a warm Saturday. Clean sheets. Getting mail. Walking your dog. Love. Listening to your walkman. Falling asleep in the sun on a cool day. Taking a drive on a pretty road. Hugging a big teddy bear. Playing miniature golf. Getting a strike in bowling. Catching your soap on a Friday. Working on a successful project with a good friend. The view from the top of a snow-covered mountain. Going out to dinner. Getting an "A" on a paper. Going out on a Saturday night, coming home sober and having had a great time. Going dancing. Not getting carded. Listening to loud music. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside. Walking out of your last final. Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price. A chocolate milkshake. Getting a good grade. Oreo ice cream. Finding out there is no final in a hard class. Getting accepted to a program abroad. A long distance phone call. Birthday cakes. Going to the movies. Your favorite lunch. Getting invited to a dance. Being a senior. Clean laundry. Not having an 8:00 class. A bubble bath. Giggling. Holding someone you love in front of a fireplace. Being in love. Whitewater rafting. A ski trip. Seeing someone you love do something outstanding. A good conversation. Making the winning score. Rollercoasters. Spring Break. A Saturday shopping trip with a good friend. Being told you did an excellent job by your peers. Going home for Thanksgiving break. Chocolate chip cookies. A care package. Seeing the Grand Canyon. Sliding down a waterslide. Taking a walk singing Christmas carols. Sledding during a fresh snowfall. Hearing a song that reminds you of someone you love. Running your best time. Watching a beautiful sunset. Hugging your mom or dad. Being yourself. Holding a kitten. When your boss says "Perfect". When your dog jumps around because he is happy to see you. When a friend says "You're someone special." A clear day at the beach. Pay day. An unexpected present. Knowing someone really understands. Knowing that there is something you can do better than anyone else. Crying as hard as you can. Laughing so hard your stomach hurts. Seeing someone who merely by the sight of them makes your day that much better. Writing funny notes on each other's papers in class without the teacher knowing. Hearing a song that gives you the chills every time it comes on. Kissing someone you love in a park, having the sprinklers come on, and not caring. Overlooking the lights of a city which contains everything you know and love in the world. Gaining a sense of empowerment after playing a piece of music you never thought you'd be able to play. Feeling proud of a brother you used to hate. Squishing wet sand and mud between your toes. Walking through soft, freshly cut grass barefoot. Winning a competition. Learning to finally appreciate life. Being efficient. Seeing your best friend after being apart for way too long. Talking really fast. Teasing. The nervous throw-up feeling right before you go on stage. Standing ovations. Leaving a classroom knowing that you aced a test. Being in a house all to yourself on the top of a mountain on the coast, and looking at the world engulfed by peaceful fog below you. Hot chocolate and fuzzy socks in front of a fire. A suprise visit from a friend. Seeing a shooting star. Fresh flowers. A special smile. Finding quarters for your laundry. Solving a problem. Eating. Laughing at yourself. Watching a candle burn. Saying "I love you". Slam Dunk 360 degrees. Being the ACC champs. Midnight phone calls that last for hours. Driving in the rain. Walking in downtown Buenos Aires in the Spring. Sex on the beach. Walking barefoot in the sand. snowboarding/skiing on a beautiful day. Scoring a goal in a game. Dancing with a beautiful man. Sleeping in the arms of someone that you love. Singing cheesy songs with your friends. Marshmallows over campfires. Crying in the rain. Camping in the mountains. Resting after hiking all day. Hugging your daddy. Watching the sun rise over the river after dancing all night. Taking off high heels. Walking barefoot on wet grass. Running through the sprinklers. Building a fire on the beach with your friends. Screaming at a fan-filled game of "futbol" ( the real football). Laughing for absolutely no reason at all. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful. Getting all hot and sweaty and then diving into a cold mountain lake. Sleeping naked in silk sheets. Listening to the sound of waves crashing on a beach. Taking off your ski boots after a day skiing. Knitting. Blowing bubbles. Knowing that some very special people think that you are special too. Catching a snowflake on your tongue. Screaming in the middle of a field at the top of your lungs. Receiving a standing ovation. Lemonade on a summer afternoon. Laughing at an inside joke. Falling asleep with a purring cat next to your face. Pink and white clouds in a sunny blue sky first thing in the morning. Friends. Unexpected rainbows. Smiles. Falling in love for the first time. A hug after a hard day. Slumber parties. Star gazing in warm weather. Pet-sitting for a friend. Frolicking in the rain. Riding a galloping horse over fences. Getting a dance that you've worked hard on, right in the performance. Hiking pilot rock by moon light. Knowing you are loved. Accidentally overhearing someone say something positive about you to their friends. Landing on the runway after a long flight homeward bound and knowing someone will be there to greet you. Getting to eat a real meal after having survived on jam and bread while eurailing around Europe. Going out on a weekend, getting smashed, and then either slam dancing, or passing out inside a BayBank with a homeless man nearby. Watching the sunrise and set in the same day in key west. kissing a friend. kissing a stranger. crossing the finish line. Driving through the Utah desert listening to "The Joshua Tree." Finding out that the 90210 you were going to have to miss because you had too much work to do is a repeat. waking up and realizing that you still have a few hours left to sleep. going on retreats. midnight walks in the city. Dancing and singing in cold rain with great friends at midnight. Wishing on a star and having the wish come true. Having so many of these things remind you of your own friends. Watching animals. Flannel sheets. Hearing the voice of someone you love. A back rub from a friend. Going on a trip with beautiful weather with wonderful people. Playing in the surf. Taking a walk early on a spring morning. Being told that you look peaceful and sweet when you sleep. Hearing a baby say your name. Making a huge comeback in school or sports after being in a slump. Watching The Princess Bride with your best friends. Gazing at a giant harvest moon outside with someone you love. Walking outside to see that all the green trees have turned red and yellow and orange. Receiving a sunflower from someone who loves you. Reading the New York Times. Eating warm toast. Finding someone who actually agrees with you about something philosophical. Running around in yellow light as the sun gets low in the sky. Having a huge water fight in the park with friends that you love.

If you have any more to add to the list, e-mail them to me.

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