What was the happiest day of your life? For me it was the day I graduated from college. I was 45 and the first person in my family to get a bachelor’s degree. The ceremony took place a couple hours away from home so I rented a “sleeps a bazillion” cabin and was joined by my four sisters, a brother, two of my three sons (the other was in the USAF stationed in Europe), my soon to be daughter-in-law, my in-laws, many nieces and nephews. For the actual ceremony they were joined by my boss, his wife, and son, and my best friend, her husband and son. My best friend bought my dress and her husband gave me an ounce of pot. Afterwards I went on a week-long vacation with my sisters. Good times.
I hope the happiest day of my life hasn't happened yet, because I can't remember any that stick out in my mind. I'm not saying life has been a drag, I just don't remember anything that was really outstanding that didn't have other crap going on.
Happiest day....me, my mum, my sis....in a new crop circle in a field next to Avebury Circle near Avebury in Wiltshire....Aug. 1, 2012. The circle had just appeared that morning and we were one of the first groups of people into it.
Bucket list item....checked off! it was just a really cool and special day all around.... I've had a lot of great days...but that was probably the top of the list.
I am a happy, energetic and optimistic person with joie de vivre. Wonderful things happen nearly every day.
Last Spring walking along the riverfront trail, I was thrilled when a bald eagle with a six-foot wingspan flew right overhead, swooping down toward the Columbia River beside the trail. It was so close, I could feel the whoosh of air from its wings. Splash! Without pausing, the eagle snatched a fish and soared upward, holding the fish in its talons.
"Did you SEE that eagle?" I called excitedly to people around me, gleefully jumping up and down. They were all staring at their smart phone screens. Nobody else saw it.
Watching that eagle was a peak, ecstatic moment in my life. I'll never forget it. We all need more low-level ecstasy in our lives.
It would be easy to say the birth of one of my kids or graduation from law school ... but I am thinking the happiest day in my life was when I left OKC for bootcamp in Orlando. I was finally getting the heck out. I was so ready that my exuberance could not be contained.
Congratulations! I'm also the first on my family to obtain a degree. This was a great feeling but more than the degree, to me, was the perfect GPA.
As C, D and F student during middle and high school, because my family (Jehovah's witnesses) didn't value education (they like to keep their flock stupid... They're easier to fleece that way), I grew up to realize just how important secular education was to surviving and thriving. So I made it a personal goal to excel, so that I would have a good example to point to for my own children, when discussing the concept of "doing your best all the time and being proud of your work".
Besides that, all my kids birthday, each anniversary with my amazing wife and seeing my kids do their best in all things. I want then to know no one will ever expect perfection but they will expect your very best.
I never thaught about it, I’m struggling to think of one... it’s a little unsettling not to have an answer, it seems a reasonable question, I’ve had many good times. 3 great kids, musical successes, marriage. Kids are big, divorced and the fan left, lol ... played Carnegie hall when I was five and it’s been all downhill since then... not really I mean I did play Carnegie but has not really been all downhill, but it has been hilly.
I’ve always been career oriented so after chasing a job for 17 years I finally got it despite going through a divorce and moving to a brand new location (lots of stress during the interview..of a lifetime). It was the hardest earned anything I’ve ever done and the absolute best day of my life when I got the good news!
On February 28, 1991 my daughter Cynthia was born - my first born. I was far more active in her birth than I had anticipated - I thought men were limited to the hallway to pass out cigars when the birth was announced - Nooooooooooooo. At any rate, I comforted my wife through the whole process until the midwife called me down to the other end of things. I caught my daughter (for lack of a better phrase) and I cut the umbilical cord. After the midwife cleaned her up she was brought to me as they prepped my wife to receive her and as I held her, she took hold of my index finger and I was shocked by the strength of her grip. At that moment - I understood what it meant to love. I love my wife - but the energy and love I felt that day is different - not less than - not more than - just different.
That was my happiest day and I hate saying that because the day I married my wife of nearly 30-years was pretty damn happy as well. It is just a different kind of happiness - if that makes sense.
The day I got my BS in Physics stands out. So it's probably my happiest day. I've never smiled harder in my life.
But others of note: First date with my husband. Day I got married. Day we bought our land. Day we got certificate of occupancy (my husband built the house himself).
That sounds like an awesome day.
My happiest day was about twenty years ago, when I found out I was going to get sole legal custody of my son. His mother and I had diametrically opposed parenting styles, and she was struggling with personal issues that were putting him at risk.
Knowing he would be finally be safe forever made for a very happy day.