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Tell me about your absolute best day ever! How old were you? Where were you? What made that day the absolute best?

By JenBeberstein
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Probably the day I left school. I was still young and foolish enough to think optimistically about the experiences that awaited me.

Lilburne Level 4 Feb 5, 2019
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I had a very nice day hiking in the mountains near Sacramento, but hope I've not had my best day yet.

EdEarl Level 8 Feb 5, 2019
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I am 21 years old and i am from Afghanistan now live in the Finland

BagherJan Level 2 Feb 2, 2019
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Do you like Finland better?

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Two days, both spent in the hospital bringing my children into the world. I was in my early 30s and discovered my purpose in this life, previously unknown depths in my ability to love, and the terrifying reality that there were no lengths to which I wouldn't go in order to protect it.

maturin1919 Level 8 Feb 2, 2019
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I love the way you phrased this. Childbirth is painful and terrifying but you make it sound brilliant and beautiful! Your children are lucky to have you.

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Either doing aerobatics or playing with a cheetah and baby lion cubs. Both totally different, hard to pick between.

Insatiapaul Level 4 Feb 2, 2019
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Both sound like lovely experiences!

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Not one. Just some days that are better than others.

TheGreatShadow Level 8 Feb 1, 2019
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12/7/1984 the day my daughter, Lorrae, was born.

Triphid Level 7 Feb 1, 2019
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Do you only have one child?

@JenBeberstein Only had the one, Lorrae passed from cancer in January 2001, aged just 16 years and 6 months.

@Triphid I'm so sorry!

@JenBeberstein Thank you for you kind thoughts, I still grieve over losing her but not quite so much as I did in the beginning.

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I have fun every day. Here's one experience I will never forget:

Standing in a Rainbow

At age 23, I backpacked on Mt. Shuksan in northeast Washington. That evening, we camped above the tree line around 7,000’ elevation. We saw the sun set behind Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The next day, a massive storm blew in. Hail piled up like snowdrifts, washing small ptarmigan birds downhill. "PEEP! Peep…peep…pe…”

Lightning struck around us. “Here, you hold my ice axe.” Pouring rain soaked us to the skin. Sun shone in a nearby valley.

And we stood in a rainbow. We saw the rainbow colors on each other’s faces. I stuck out my arm and marveled at the colors on my arm. It only lasted for a minute or two. We were not high. My hiking partner was a medical doctor.

Afterward, the sun steamed our backs as we slogged our way to the car.

This was a PEAK experience in my life.

I met two other hikers who stood in a rainbow high in the mountains during a rainstorm. People don’t believe them, either. Men lecture me on refracted light and insist it is impossible. Mansplaining.

LiterateHiker Level 8 Feb 1, 2019
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This sounds like an amazingly incredible experience!

@JenBeberstein

You are right. It was a euphoric, incredible experience. We hurried to descend off the high ridge where lightning was striking.

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All of them.

Amisja Level 8 Feb 1, 2019
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What a wonderful thing to be able to say!

@JenBeberstein I am grateful for everyday xx

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The day I opened my door and my ex-girlfriend was standing there. She had driven from London to Cambridge to come and ‘sort things out’ after a year apart.

That was in 1995. We were married in 96 and she’s still the absolute love of my life.

She admitted afterwards she’d packed a spare pair of knickers ‘just in case’

OwlInASack Level 7 Feb 1, 2019
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Awww thats lovely

Wow! That's beautiful!

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What if you don't have a best day? Do you just kept going through your OK days until yo think of one that stands out.

Davethecave Level 7 Feb 1, 2019
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I don't know? I've had long stretches of days that were only okay but I've also had some pretty fantastic days. Some definitely shine brighter than others when looked at through the rearview mirror.

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I think it's yet to come.

John_Tyrrell Level 7 Feb 1, 2019
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I love your optimism!

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Way too many to choose from.

tnorman1236 Level 8 Feb 1, 2019
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Sounds like you've lived a great life!

@JenBeberstein I think so, though it may not seem that way to others.

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I’d really like to answer this one (great question), but there are too many possibilities from which I’d have to choose just one. I’m afraid my answer would otherwise be a long list of candidates.

flithyMONKEYmen Level 6 Feb 1, 2019
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Can you narrow it down to the top 3?

@JenBeberstein Ok, how about these...

-Completing the Inka Trail hike to Machu Picchu in Peru

-New Years Eve 1999 (going into 2000) on Westminster Bridge under Big Ben in London

-Snorkeling and Diving with hammerheads, spotted eagle rays, green sea turtles, and lots of other sharks at León Dormido, Galápagos Islands

@flithyMONKEYmen they all sound like brilliant experiences!

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I've had many, but the day my band, Cathy 13 opened for Sister Sledge behind the Rockin Roll Hall of fame was pretty epic! 8,000 people, and those ladies were awesome! They treated us like family. So beautiful! I have quite a few more like it, but that was a special day.

KentKlark Level 4 Jan 31, 2019
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What a rush that must have been!

@JenBeberstein, it was so much fun! I love playing big shows like that, and they were so incredibly nice us.

@KentKlark do you still perform?

@JenBeberstein, yes

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The day I got on an airplane and flew back to the USA from Viet Nam.

nicknotes Level 7 Jan 31, 2019
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That would be incredibly hard to top!

You know what they say..."War is Hell" It really is. I always wonder why some people want to send troops to various countries to fight. Men die. @JenBeberstein

@nicknotes I agree. So many great lives are lost.

Definitely...@JenBeberstein

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Easy. The day my daughter was born. I was 23.

HailSatan81 Level 4 Jan 31, 2019
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Do you have only one child?

@JenBeberstein Yes.

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Don't know the absolute best but one that's in the running for that was the day I graduated Marine Corps boot camp. I was 25.

Hastur Level 7 Jan 31, 2019
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Semper Fi.

I can only imagine the sense of pride and accomplishment on such a day!

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