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What's the best feeling ever?

Asked by Luiveton (4162points) February 3rd, 2011

It can be physical, or mental. In your opinion,what do you think is the greatest feeling? Be completely honest. Why is it?
What do you feel when it occurs? Do you enjoy it, do you want it?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

For me, it’s a memory from when I was growing up. When we were working on the farm in the summer, putting the hay into the barn to carry us through winter and working to absolute exhaustion, and the feeling of accomplishment after a long day. You were sore and tired, but you had put in a good days work as part of the team that made the farm a success. That was a special feeling.

choreplay's avatar

When my wife and children and myself are together. Complete love and intimacy.

JilltheTooth's avatar

When my daughter and I are together trying to out-do each other on “funny”. We end up laughing and silly and feeling fabulous.

troubleinharlem's avatar

I think that it’s laughing, or that feeling you get after it.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

Eating good food, spending time with family like we did the other day watching harry potter :)
spending time with friends. Like tonight we are all meeting at my house and are gonna play some games and then go to a party.
I think I have everything…

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

Also when I get good grades in school, like yesterday I got the highest in my english class.

mrlaconic's avatar

that natural high I get after I get a good work out in the morning.

filmfann's avatar

Those times when we have the complete set.
I love seeing my sisters, and my brother, but it is very rare when all of us are together at once. When that happens, it is magical. The same thing applies when I have all three kids together. It’s like all the ingredients are there, not just a few of them.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Nothing in my life gave me a greater high than holding my first new-born child. I thought she was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. : ))

( I do have to admit, however, that holding my beloved wife comes very close! ) : D

thorninmud's avatar

It’s hard to beat the feeling of coming very close to losing a loved one and then seeing them unexpectedly recover. I imagine it must be the same for people whose loved ones go missing and are then found alive and healthy.

But no, as good as that feels, I’d rather avoid the experience, thank you.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

There are so many things!
A most recent one for me is to be given a second chance.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Lucille’s answer ranks right up there!

xjustxxclaudiax's avatar

….Being able to say “I love you” again..

Jude's avatar

Having the back of my neck kissed.

gailcalled's avatar

Today it would be the reappearance of enough of my driveway to allow me out in order to stock up on food, gas, cash, mail, library books, kitty litter and a quick trip to my mother’s to check on her.

MacBean's avatar

For me, the biggest one is probably solitude. Being alone without being lonely.
Also fighting for the title of “best feeling” are:

- getting lost in a book/movie/TV show
– holding a baby/toddler while it sleeps on you with its face buried in your neck
– finding someone who truly, truly groks one (or more!) of your oddities
– scalp massages

BBSDTfamily's avatar

When my 11 month old crawls over to me during the middle of his playtime just to give me a big hug for no reason. That’s the best thing I have ever, ever felt.

ucme's avatar

Ooh tons & tons of stuff!! Picking out a few at random i’d say, hugs from my kids, when my football team scores a goal & a passionate kiss from the Mrs. Too many to mention though :¬)

wundayatta's avatar

Falling in love. It’s a high better than any drug can provide. Anything is possible when you first fall in love.

iphigeneia's avatar

When you realise that there are people out there who are so crazy they actually want to be your friend.

JustJessica's avatar

Hugs and kisses from my kids and when my kids come to me and talk to me about their feelings and things going on in their lives, hearing my moms voice. That feeling I get every morning waking up to SO.

Austinlad's avatar

Oh, for me, so MANY things… I’ll limit them to 10.

1. That first gulp of cold water when I’m really thirsty
2. Listening to an aria I particularly love
3. The first blast of warmth when I come in on a freezing day
4. The sound of my cat purring on my chest
5. The words, “I love you”
6. Scratching an itch
7. A scalding hot shower
8. A freshly made bed
9. The taste of lobster and melted butter
10. Feeling my plane land

misstrikcy's avatar

Achieving something… getting it right! Like getting the job you want, passing your exams, getting into Uni. All the things I never ever thought I could achieve and I have.
Boosting ones self-esteem… it’s a great feeling…

Luiveton's avatar

No one mention the simple touch of the person you love. Just a simple touch gives me plenty of satisfaction. <3

choreplay's avatar

@BBSDTfamily, that reminds me of how excited my kids got when I would walk through the door from work. Their older now so not the same. The dog still gets excited when I come home.

firesale's avatar

Orgasm/really good sex/exercising
Using the bathroom (come on)
Taking off your shoes at the end of the day
Winning/doing well
Being around people you care about and that care about you

Scooby's avatar

Sitting down to nice juicy steak in the company of the friends I love & several bottles of Chateauneuf-du-Pape…....... laughing & joking, being entertained :-/

VS's avatar

For me, it’s the feeling I get from doing for others. It doesn’t matter whether it’s picking up something from the store to donate to the food bank, or cat/dog food to the shelter pets, or buying a colleague lunch, or taking in my neighbor’s mail while they are gone. Any small thing that you do for others will give you such a feeling of satisfaction that you will wonder why you have not been doing it all along!

wilma's avatar

Giving birth and holding that wee babe.

CaptainHarley's avatar


Nothing in life like a little one, is there! : D

I always loved making them smile and laugh. Sometimes I would make them laugh so hard they got the hiccoughs! I was always mesmerized by how perfect their little hands and feet were!

All the beauty in the world, wrapped up in a smile and a giggle! : D

Bellatrix's avatar

Waking up in the morning on this beautiful planet and knowing I am so damn lucky. I have clean water – a house – food in the fridge – a great job and a truly wonderful and healthy family. I can say pretty much anything I want and I can vote for the political party of my choice. I mean this quite sincerely. I often stop and wonder how I got to be so lucky. My life could have been so different if I had been born to different parents in a different part of the world. The lottery of life…

As Louis Armstrong sang… what a wonderful world…. for some of us.

Earthgirl's avatar

Mz Lizzy Your answer reminded me of one of my favorite poems. Just wanted to share it with everyone….

Alive Together
by Lisel Mueller

Speaking of marvels, I am alive
together with you, when I might have been
alive with anyone under the sun,
when I might have been Abelard’s woman
or the whore of a Renaissance pope
or a peasant wife with not enough food
and not enough love, with my children
dead of the plague. I might have slept
in an alcove next to the man
with the golden nose, who poked it
into the business of stars,
or sewn a starry flag
for a general with wooden teeth.
I might have been the exemplary Pocahontas
or a woman without a name
weeping in Master’s bed
for my husband, exchanged for a mule,
my daughter, lost in a drunken bet.
I might have been stretched on a totem pole
to appease a vindictive god
or left, a useless girl-child,
to die on a cliff. I like to think
I might have been Mary Shelley
in love with a wrong-headed angel,
or Mary’s friend. I might have been you.
This poem is endless, the odds against us are endless,
our chances of being alive together
statistically nonexistent;
still we have made it, alive in a time
when rationalists in square hats
and hatless Jehovah’s Witnesses
agree it is almost over,
alive with our lively children
who-but for endless ifs-
might have missed out on being alive
together with marvels and follies
and longings and lies and wishes
and error and humor and mercy
and journeys and voices and faces
and colors and summers and mornings
and knowledge and tears and chance.

Bellatrix's avatar

That is a great poem Earthgirl and it is so right. I am going to print it off and put it on my office wall. Ty.

everephebe's avatar

Sex Drugs and Rock’n’Roll?

Earthgirl's avatar

Mz Lizzy If I could write a poem as good as that, I think I could die in peace!

Bellatrix's avatar

I hear you Earthgirl.

cookieman's avatar

somebody said mine, but I’ll repeat…

I love when a baby or toddler falls asleep on me. I can lay there for hours with them.

Luckily, I’m pillow-like so it’s an attractive deal for the baby as well. I should offer a service.

ZAGWRITER's avatar

Having my kids show affection towards me, even when I haven’t done anything awesome for them. Also, when my wife really gets into the love making or being nice to me for no reason, but that is few and far between.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Another vote for laughter. Especially when it’s with my mom, dad and brother, the four of us together.

ZAGWRITER's avatar

I also love seeing my kids get super excited when they are given something. It sometimes can only be a 50 cent stapler, but they love it, and that is cool.

genkan's avatar

When you’re madly infatuated with someone else, and they reciprocate.

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blueberry_kid's avatar

Happiness, Love, Joy, Sex?

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