Tell me about the happiest time you have had of your life so far.

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    Sep 20, 2013 4:29 AM GMT
    A year all your family were healthy, getting along, and enjoying vacations together?

    Raising your children?

    Your first year of marriage to your husband?

    First time you became really popular at school?

    Most inspiring relationship with a teacher or boss or friend?

    The rewarding attributes of your career success?
  • AMoonHawk

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    Sep 20, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
    2000 - present .... 13 blissful years of singledom icon_biggrin.gif
  • e2ksj3355

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    Sep 20, 2013 5:25 AM GMT
    I think when I was younger and had my grandparents still around. Things were a lot easier for me then and I felt more loved then.
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    Sep 20, 2013 5:29 AM GMT
    Over Labor Day weekend my daddy fuckbud invited a Brazilian with a 9 inch dick, a Puerto Rican pornstar and a Venezulean meathead to take turns on me. It brought a tear to my eye....the tears were actually from gagging on their dicks...but tears nonetheless.....icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 20, 2013 5:31 AM GMT
    It was back in 1962, the nine months leading up to October 3rd.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Sep 20, 2013 6:34 AM GMT
    the day i finally get a chance to meet my best bud brad. i met him on realjock. we have been chatting everyday every since i first said hi to him.
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    Sep 20, 2013 6:46 AM GMT
    There is not one day but many years, and it all started in April many, many moons ago.

    Or I could pick the day my second husband come into my life in March 1999. But still it all adds up to many years and not just one day.
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    Sep 20, 2013 6:49 AM GMT
    . When I grad HS in 1999
    . When I grad UC Berkeley in 2004
    . My visit to New York City/Chelsea in 2005
    . When I was in Paris and London in 2006
    . Back to Rome and London in 2010
    . Visited my ex-bf families in Boston/Gloucester in 2010/2011
    . Living in San Francisco, LA between 2005-2012.
    . When I won some $$$ at the Paris Las Vegas casino last year.

    Urg, there are so many good and bad memories, I like to keep the positive memories and erase the bad ones.

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    Sep 20, 2013 7:13 AM GMT
    When the guy below me in one of those "Guy Above You" threads said that I had sexy earlobes.

    And that I reminded him of his HS trigonometry teacher.
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    Sep 20, 2013 9:14 AM GMT
    Some of my happiest moments were when I travelled.

    Taking the ferry in Istanbul from Europe to Asia
    Leaving Tel Aviv airport - to say I've done it!
    Taking the metro in Paris
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    Sep 20, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    When traveling with my partner in Las Vegas and Sedona, Arizona. Next we want to try California and then maybe Hawaii. We have up on Miami, every time we go there, it rains.
    Or, other great times were the first few Christmases in our home together back when we were still happy. icon_neutral.gif
  • hebrewman

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    Sep 20, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    the first time i held my niece (she was less than an hour old at the time)

    falling asleep in the rocking chair with said niece from above...she was 2 months old.

    watching all 5 of my nieces and nephews turn into fine young adults and graduate high school and college

    when i earned my flight attendant wings

    when my then 5 week old boston terrier puppy, maccabee, amble over from the puppy pack to hop into my lap and curl up--- he picked me!

    watching maccabee learn to navigate the stairs in 'his house'
    curling up on the sofa with maccabee

    maccabee coming to my rescue when the radiation burns were so bad from cancer 'treatment' i actually wanted to call it quits (yes,it was THAT BAD!!)

    having maccabee protect me before, during and now, after cancer 'treatment'

    exiting cancer 'treatment' (little did i know that post 'treatment' would be much worse than the actual 'treatment' or disease.

    piloting my own boat and docking her successfully for the first time in 20 knot winds

    anchoring out on my boat, ENTERPRISE, on a warm, sunny fall day

    watching the sun rise and the sun set while commanding my boat

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    Sep 20, 2013 6:21 PM GMT
    My childhood

    First year of university (away from home)

    2 years in a folk-punk band

    First 2 years living in Montréal

    Trips to the wilderness where strength, intuition, and knowledge made the difference between an amazing experience and doom.
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    Sep 20, 2013 6:55 PM GMT
    I've had far too many "happiest times" in my life to describe them all, but here are a few that stick out:

    * 9 years old / moving day - from my parents' house to my grandparents' house. I was not feeling love or acceptance from my parents and asked my grandparents if I could come live with them. The answer was yes. One big happy day - and many years afterward! I'll always be grateful for this move and for the grandparents' generosity and love.

    * First time I had sex / penetration (to be candid). It felt like Heaven. Better than I had imagined it would feel.

    * First apartments, first houses, first cars, first dates, first European travel, first thrilling events - pretty much like anybody else.

    * First time I met my s.o. in person at an airport. (We'd been talking by phone & e-mailing for about a year after meeting right here in Forums). It was a huge thrill meeting him in the flesh, looking into his eyes as he spoke over dinner, and sharing that first kiss - and a whole week of other 'firsts' with him.
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    Sep 20, 2013 7:03 PM GMT
    Late teenager, living in a studio apartment in beautiful Northwest Portland. It was just all the senses of life at that time that makes it most rememberable.
  • Aodhan

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    Sep 20, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    Overall I would say I'm very open and happy person despite a few minor ... issues. But I never let that stop me. So I may my entire life has been a happy one but there are a few key moments in recent years:

    When I changed school aged about 16, and realised people can take an interest in anybody. I let myself live and opened up to people and finally developed close/best friends to this day.

    When I started University and met even more people and enjoyed the uni environment studying a course that I love.

    A few months ago when I spent a few months with my first boyfriend. Never thought I could connect with a guy the way I did.

    And finally the last few weeks away in Crete (even though I got robbed of my phone), I learned more about myself and friends. I never laughed so much or enjoyed so many people and activities.
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    Sep 20, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    On September the 7th, I had a date with a very cute guy in Manhattan. We cuddled a little bit on a bench in Central Park. Having my arms around him felt so good. Was so romantic and it felt like time had stopped. I'd do about anything to relive that moment again icon_lol.gif

  • Sep 20, 2013 7:31 PM GMT
    It was October 5, 1995. I was in Minneapolis the weekend of a marathon I participated in. I was still underage, so rather than go to the bars, I went to this GLBT youth dance. My eyes met his eyes; then it just got better. He was a beautiful guy, Colombian descent, and after talking all night, I was elated to find out he was on the same page as me in terms of dating, etc. We were almost exactly the same age (one month apart). It was that euphoric feeling of falling in love for someone that I never experienced before, and haven't experienced since. I felt so invisible my entire life; despite coming out at 15, I never had any luck meeting anyone. Everyone around me couldn't believe it...this side of me they'd never seen where I was so happy and so motivated by life and it's possibilities, and finally I found someone who just made me feel like I was a participant in life rather than just looking at everyone else through a window.

    But, as a lot of young gay relationships go, we moved in way too fast. He had tremendous trauma being adopted at age 7 and never getting over the fact that his birth parents abandoned him, and his adoptive parents abandoned him when he came out. To top it off, he had reactive attachment disorder, which is the kiss of death if you're in a relationship. People with RAD usually can't bond or trust anyone and don't do well in relationships. Almost exactly a year later, he left while I was at school and I never heard from him again. I was miserable - that misery lasted longer than our relationship. I just could not pull my life together because I realized (even then) that being gay meant you had such a small percentage of dating options, and I knew that another option like this wasn't going to happen. And it didn't. So from September 1996 to now I haven't had any luck meeting anyone, which really sucks. I have a lot of love to give, I'm so caring, I'm athletic; I've been to so many cities and I just can't connect with other gay men.

    Even though I came out at 15 I've decided I'm not very good at this gay thing. I don't like bars. I've never been interested in the party scene, and most of the places where gay men live are so overpriced and out of my range that I don't have any interest in living there. I'm glad I got to find someone at least once. I often resent being gay because my options are so limited...not only are there so few choices but within those few choices there has to be chemistry, mutual attraction, similar interests, similar ways in navigating a relationship. As I watch many US states passing gay marriage bills, I wonder how many gay men don't even notice because they don't even know where to meet someone, how to date, how to compromise, or where to look...if dating seems impossible, then marriage must feel like something that's not even a possibility.

    Sorry for the novel. But yea. That initial feeling of falling in love and having someone as interested in you are you are in them...the first time you feel that, the world is awesome. You feel so great about life and feeling included...then it ends, and you have this awful feeling of knowing that it's going to be many years, if ever, when you feel that again.
  • KepaArg

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    Sep 20, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    There's been quite a few happy moments:

    Going to Disneyland with my family as a kid.

    Growing up in Hawaii.

    Visiting my grandpa in Antibes every other summer with family.

    Traveling to Spain, France, Italy on my own.

    Meeting my current boyfriend

    Pink concert in Australia

    Living in Buenos Aires for 4.5 years

    Decided to move to Sydney

    Any time I spend with my family
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    Sep 20, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    In recent memory, graduation day for university. I never got to have a high school grad because I was in distance education, so it was especially awesome to have the opportunity to make up for it.

    More consistently though, I'd have to say the week each summer that I compete in the US National Scrabble Championship is easily in my top 3 happiest times of the year. I am surrounded by people that I consider to be my awesomely dysfunctional adopted family and we get to share life together for a week. I've gone 10 times now and it's still damn hard each time to go to the airport after the last day and leave everyone behind as I return to real life.
  • Hothouse

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    Sep 20, 2013 8:08 PM GMT
    The day I met my partner of 16 years and the year that followed.
    A very happy time for me - getting to know him falling in love. That first year was special.

    Not that the following 15 years haven't been great - they have. One year after meeting, nearly to the day, my Dad passed away. It was a jolt back to the reality of life. There are ups and downs all through life, that first year together just stands out when I think back on the happiest time I've had in my life.
  • dbart93

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    Sep 20, 2013 8:10 PM GMT
    Most happy times:

    - When i passed driving test

    - When i was at secondary (high) school and was kinda in love with my PE teacher, everytime i saw him or spoke to him it would brighten my day and he seemed to like me for who i am.

    - When i went to italy

    - Christmas with my family

    - When i bought my first car
  • hdurdinr

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    Sep 20, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    I've had plenty of happy times in my life - but one enduring memory is when I was about seven-years-old. It was just before Christmas. I was in our sitting room and I was up past my bedtime lying underneath the Christmas tree looking up through the branches at all the old decorations and lights. The fresh smell of the tree, the fire dying down, my family all being there chatting and watching tv - I was way off in my own little world but felt so comfortable. The memory is both happy and sad for me now but I really remember it very clearly.
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    Sep 21, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    This really made me ponder.

    and immediately, what popped in my head was:

    the time my dad (he already passed away when i was 14) bought home an office chair with those small wheels, and he told all of us, me and my other siblings to go out of the house because he had a surprise.

    his surprise was the CHAIR!

    lol it was our first time to see such chair and he made us sit on it and pushed it so that we were like riding a theme park ride or something.

    It went on and we took turns... and he pushed and pushed us... smiles on our faces...

    that was probably the happiest day of my life.

    I miss him so much... icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 21, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    hasnt happened yet...It will be when i live my dream icon_cool.gif