Things worth living for

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    I'm in a fun mood today, so lets talk about the things worth living for. Things you've done that made it all worthwhile, things you had the good fortune of experiencing either through choice or happenstance.

    My partial list of wonderful life includes (in no particular order).......................

    Watching my children grow up. (Ok, that is number 1)
    Skydiving
    Body surfing both coasts of the US and the left coast of Baja
    Climbing redwoods
    Whitewater rafting
    Not being able to fish the river because wild grizzly bears were there
    Catching trout when the grizzly's were gone
    The Perseids
    Donating stem cells to an unknown person
    Almost every camping trip I've ever taken
    The love of a passionate woman
    Winning the poker hand
    "Sledding" down the hill of dry grass on a piece of cardboard
    Skiing the Alps
    Jokes told by an old friend
    Going 160 mph in a car
    Lazy 8's in a biplane
     
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    Dogs.
     
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    You need to get out more. :)
     
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    My first election
    My first date in high school
    getting my pilot's license (never used it since)
    Getting my college diploma
    watching my son being born, and giving him his first bath
    Watching my daughter ditto
    hiking to multnomah falls with my daughter
     
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    :lol: I've got a list but dog was the first thing that popped into my head.

    I wanted a dog since I was five and fell in love with Lassie. The parental units said no. Fast foward 40 years and . . . . I finally got my dog. And I enjoy her every much as I thought I would when I was five . . . and then some. Dogs are great, and certainly worth living for. :D
     
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    Winning the green beret.
    HAHO jumps from 25,000 feet.
    The loyalty of my brothers who watch my back.
    The honour to have known men who made the ultimate sacrifice.
    The thought of one day being able to leave mayhem behind me.
    The thought of one day settling down with a good woman.

    I'm easy to please. :cool:
     
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    You gonna share the rest of your list?
    I might find something I want to do.
     
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    Pilots license is pretty cool. Not something I want to do, but still cool.
    Now, hiking to Multnomah Falls, with or without your daughter, that's something I might want to do.
     
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    hmmmm things i have done:

    hot air balloning...

    repelling....i love to do that

    fast cars...

    of course the birth of my child....

    i think sometimes its the things we didnt do that shape us....i am still haunted by a thing i didnt do...nothing i did haunts me .....o wait this is a fun thread

    so the thing i have done....i returned a child to her family...i was in a mall with the man....when i saw a young girl walking towards the mall exits...she was alone...i went after her and stopped her....when i knelt down she threw herself in my arms...and said she was going outside.....neg that little one...i told my husband all we had to do was go to the center of the mall...sure enough..a mother, father and brother all in a total panic.....no one said thank you...or anything...they were all crying when i handed her back...i just walked away....she was safe... that i guess is what i have done...i will never know..how that would have played out...if i had not stopped the wee one.

    all the rest is just meaningless bullshit....its easy to buy things ...ect....i have my family and a home...are there still things i would love to see and do...hell yes...
     
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    My daughter has kept me going so often when I just wanted to give up the fight. She's my angel, she always has been. When I was a single mother, I always knew I had to keep working hard and everything would be ok for both of us. It really is now.

    I love my boyfriend and my sisters but there is nothing like the bond we have. :)
     
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