Your “Worth Its”
A few of my favorites from the comments in the 100 Things Worth Doing entries:
Jan: The time D woke me up at 12:01AM on my birthday with a coffee cup full of tiny wild roses heâ€™d picked from the bluff outside our front door. (We were newlyweds and sooo broke.)
Dani: Going through the departures gate at Sydney airport and looking back to see my girlfriends flashing their boobies at me
Feeling his hand behind my back when â€˜friendâ€™ was flirting with him
Knowing he came all way across town by himself to a party when the only one he knew was me – and I opened the door in an afro, gold boob tube and flares
Jennifluff: Mud fight with my mother at the beach at sunset
Karen: [Eating] a peach in the shower.
Dangercat: The second I swung the hammer and hit the first stake on my own land for the foundation of my own house I built with my own two hands.
Moose: March of the Ghouls on Halloween in St. Johnâ€™s cathedral. Men in spider suits rappel down columns while masked creatures on stilts lumber stiffly through the smoke.
Niz: â€œDance partiesâ€ at the childrenâ€™s museum where I worked, looking like a fool but not caring because the 3-year-olds were awed by my mad skillz
Julie: Watching my 1 1/2 year old daughter see the ocean for the first time, and run full steam ahead into the waves with her clothes on, oblivious to the fact that it was 40 degrees outside.
JoAnn: Walking quickly through the cold streets of Prague with a fresh, warm, round loaf of heavy, dark bread for my roommates and I. The bread store only baked on Tuesdays (This was just after the revolution and before Western stores found their way in). I can still feel the warmth through my coat as I rushed home.
April: spending all night on a panga in the ocean in San Blas, Mexico and after holding my pee forever finally having the courage to hang my rear over the edge and go (with my husband holding on to me)â€¦
naps on the couch with my dad when I was little enough to sleep between his legs
Sara: Drinking Oolong on Alishan mountain in Taiwan while looking over fields of tea.
El: Grabbing Bono while he was crowd surfing at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, 1982. He has freckles on his arms and was wearing the same t-shirt as me.
Tina: Smelling Beezyâ€™s cheek when I brought her home from the hospital and thinkingâ€¦how could I have thought I didnt want another.
Stella: Drinking tea with the long eared women of the Kilian tribes north of Chiang Mai.
Em: Being pushed in the wheelbarrow through the tulips when I was four.
DimKnit: G rubbing his eyes and holding his blanket, bumping into furniture after he woke up. Flyaway hair and soft, warm cheeks. Yum.
Andrea Heimer: Being so close to a hummingbird I can feel it vibrating.
Henning: Seeing my parentâ€™s tears of joy the day the Berlin Wall fell
Emily: riding an elephant through the rainforest in Thailand.
Jan: my sister and me, ages 6 and 8, holding hands between our beds as we fell asleep
my mom paying a kid to go to the bottom of the community pool and retrieve my two front teeth when they both came out unexpectedly (age 6), so the tooth fairy could come that night
Meaghan: My mother-in-law politely telling me that the gladiolas were on fire
Sara: Waking up late, naked, warmed by the sun, and thinking I was a mermaid for a minute before my brain woke up.
Kimblahg: seeing not one, not two but three sacs with fluttering heartbeats on the ultrasound.
Catherine: Pulling off a Lloyd Webber medley, self-arranged and orchestrated, with 50 singers and musicians
gilly: walking on hot coals, holding a sparkler
Sarafina: Spraining my ankle getting off the bus in eighth grade, being carried home by Justin Saunders.
misstraceynolan: Seeing Terence Blanchard play in New Orleans about 6 months after Katrina. Herbie Hancock sitting in.
ellen: Listening to birds in the back yard and knowing who was who.
Carly: Helping my grandmother shell peas in her living room with her hair in curlers watching Price is Right.
Valerie: Catching tadpoles and putting them in bubble yum containers.
Anne: Sitting with other recovering alcoholics at the diner after my first AA meeting, feeling so much hope that it made me gasp.
Amanda: The first fly ball I ever caught and not understanding what it meant. Short stop. Six years old.
Stephanie: Writing naughty words with sunscreen on the mean girlâ€™s back while she was sunbathing at the church pool party.