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What makes your spirit soar?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (32288points) October 13th, 2010

Being alive is a glorious thing at times and a chore at others. Do scientific advances excite you? Does a great song send you into tears? Maybe it’s great art?

What makes you feel alive?

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MeinTeil's avatar

Straight talk, conclusions drawn from logic.

Winters's avatar

an awesome lap dance.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Good music, some scientific advances, like what’s happening in the green technology right now. I listen to stuff like this and it gets me in a great mood. It’s ironic the song is called that.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Mother Nature!Good music,good art and good friends! There is alot out there :)

CMaz's avatar

Good friends and great weather.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ChazMaz What about helicopters?? :)

CMaz's avatar

Well, those good friends are at the field flying.

Aster's avatar

Great music, weather and sermons!

ucme's avatar

Strapping a firework to a bottle of vodka & whoooshhhh!! Hang on a minute, this question deserves better than that & after all, it’s asked by the Aloha dude :¬) So here’s my genuine answer. What makes my spirit soar? My kids & god dammit, life itself!! There…that better :¬)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ChazMaz—In the little helicopters??

marinelife's avatar

Seeing the beauty of the planet. Excellent music.

JustmeAman's avatar

Watching those mine workers being brought up the shaft to freedom.

cubozoa's avatar

Being on top of a hill or mountain works for me.

Cruiser's avatar

Seeing my kids and friends smile is number one for me. A great day in the outdoors is a massive feel good. And days like yesterday and today to see man triumph against all odds, like yanking those Chilean miners out of the ground, does it for me too!

OpryLeigh's avatar

Feeling loved
Good Theatre/Opera
Powerful music
Galloping on a horse
Being in my favourite places or discovering new favourite places

Seaofclouds's avatar

My family and friends
Great conversations with great people
Reading a good book
Really helping my patients

aprilsimnel's avatar

Seeing children at play
Participating in a sing-a-long
Being in nature, especially in mountainous and ocean areas

john65pennington's avatar

To help a person or animal in need. nothing better needed to lift my spirits.

xxii's avatar

Really fresh, crisp air.

CMaz's avatar

Good Mexican food.

OpryLeigh's avatar

@xxii I agree. Where I live (South of England) we have started to experience more “crisp” wintery weather after a fairly mild and wet summer. I love it!

lloydbird's avatar

Well, I do tend to ride on the backs of seagulls, whenever I see them in flight.
And “soar” along with them.

zen_'s avatar

Music and sex. Food, and a kind word. Especially from the kids.

mandybookworm's avatar

Music, acting, and a huge gust of wind

picante's avatar

Being with people I love. Laughter. Windfalls of any kind (and money is happily accepted).

ratboy's avatar

Red Bull? It’s just a theory currently being promulgated.

syz's avatar

Seeing a dog released from living on a chain into a fenced area that I helped to build this weekend was a pretty nice feeling.
(This weekend’s project hasn’t been edited and uploaded yet.)

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@syz : What a fantastic video! Thank you for that and for your volunteering with them.

DominicX's avatar

Good music and art definitely does. Pines of Rome by Respighi is the most spirit-soaring music I’ve ever heard (and I just listened to several recordings of it today). Music inspired by pine trees ftw. I think it relates to my love of nature, of course. Being in the outdoors can make me feel that way as well.

daytonamisticrip's avatar

When someone tries to harm an animal for no reason and the animal turns things around and teaches the person a lesson It makes me happy.

Carly's avatar

When I get a A+ on my midterm!
(i just did about an hour ago)


BoBo1946's avatar

People that are nice to everyone!

Coloma's avatar

I’m a staunch member of the church of nature.

I purposely live in a beautiful area that constantly gives moments of spirit soaring joy for just being alive with eyes to see. ;-)

xxii's avatar

Seeing my dog run as fast as she can. It is the physical embodiment of joy.

Ltryptophan's avatar

Gold stars in kindergarten. Views like from the bow of a boat. Successfully helping someone. Sharing good food.

zen_'s avatar

@Carly Way to go!

Carly's avatar

thank you :)

Ltryptophan's avatar

Last miner safe…dramatic chileans…lol..5k lurve…

YARNLADY's avatar

Good news

rooeytoo's avatar

My mate, my dogs and me back in civilization. My spirit couldn’t soar much higher!

@syz – that is the happiest video but it brought a tear to my eye as well. I loved it, thanks for sharing.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Ltryptophan yes, that was “pretty dang” special stuff!

MeinTeil's avatar

Chatting with someone that doesn’t make smug, ignorant smart ass remarks because they actually know how Libertarianism works.

majapl's avatar

oh, when I get a lovely text massage, or somebody tells me something restorative, I feel some butterflies inside of me. it’s a strange warmth filling me suddenly. It seems to be my spirit soaring

yankeetooter's avatar

Being within 10 feet of my love…

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