1. to make your parents proud
to conquer your fears
to see your family again
4. to see your favorite artist live
to listen to music again
6. to experience a new culture
7. to make new friends
9. to have your own children
to adopt your own pet
to make yourself proud
to meet your idols
13. to laugh until you cry
to feel tears of happiness
to eat your favorite food
to see your siblings grow
17. to pass school
to get tattoo
to smile until your cheeks hurt
to meet your internet friends
to find someone who loves you like you deserve
to eat ice cream on a hot day
to drink hot chocolate on a cold day
to see untouched snow in the morning
to see a sunset that sets the sky on fire
to see stars light up the sky
to read a book that changes your life
to see the flowers in the spring
to see the leaves change from green to brown
to travel abroad
to learn a new language
to learn to draw
to tell others your story in the hopes of helping them
Baby kisses (the open-mouthed kind when they smack their lips on your cheek).
Swear words and the release you feel when you say them.
Taking a shower and then sleeping in clean sheets.
Receiving thoughtful gifts.
“I saw this and thought of you."
The feeling you get when someone you love says, “I love you."
The relief you feel after crying.
The feeling you get when someone is listening to you/giving you their full attention.
Your future wedding.
Your favorite candy bar.
Really good bread.
Holding your child in your arms for the first time.
Completing a milestone (aka going to college, graduating college, getting married, getting your dream job.)
The kind of dreams where you wake up and can’t stop smiling.
The smell before and after it rains.
The sound of rain against a rooftop.
The feeling you get when you’re dancing.
The person (or people) that mean the most to you. Stay alive for them.
Trying out new recipes.
The feeling you get when your favorite song comes on the radio.
The rush you get when you step onto a stage.
You have to share your voice and talents and knowledge with the world because they are so valuable.
64.Breakfast in bed.
Getting a middle seat in the movie theatre.
Breakfast for dinner (because it’s so much better at night than in the morning).
feeling of being loved
Water balloon fights.
New books by your favorite authors.
Realizing that someone loves you.
Spending the day with someone you love.
Spending the whole day in bed.
Eating a whole pint of your favorite ice cream.
Floating in water on your back and just staring up at the sky.
First dates (even the bad ones make for funny stories.)
Bonfires and s'mores.
Relationships where you love someone but aren’t in love with them.
Coming home to someone you love.
The color of autumn leaves when they change. Summer.
Singing songs at the top of your lungs with your friends.
Being wrapped up in a warm bed.
Someone’s skin against yours.
The kind of hugs when you can feel a weight being lifted off your shoulders. The kind of hug where your breath syncs with the other person’s, and you feel like the only two people in the world.
Singing off key with your best friends.
The feeling of sand beneath your toes.
The feeling when the first ocean wave rolls up and envelops your toes and ankles and knees.
95. Your first (or hundredth) trip to Disneyland.
The taste of your favorite food.
The child-like feeling you get on Christmas morning.
The day when everything finally goes your way.
Compliments and praise.
to look on this moment in 10 years' time and realize you did it. PS: there are so many beautiful things to live. so live, and live, and live.
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