I am always most happy when I am travelling--to both favorite spots I have visited before and to new places seen for the first time. Seeing old friends for the first time in years (or even decades) also ranks high on my best moments list.
I agree that this is a difficult question to answer. There are so many small moments that make up our lives. I cannot really think of a defining moment, or one defining moment. I guess I’d like to think it’s on its way.
Great question. Pondering it, I have a hard time thinking about my MOST memorable moment in life. Many of my memorable moments are memorable for different reasons. The birth of my children ranks as one of my most memorable. Also, the first time I really realized what love actually was (well into adulthood).
The most memorable moment in my life (more so than the birth of my kids) was when we got a phone call telling my wife she had gotten her first "real" job. Up until that point, we had gone along in jobs that didn't make much money. She worked in retail and offices, I was a student. We weren't sure if we would ever get the kind of jobs that would make us secure. When her current job (one that actually uses her degree) called to offer her the job, it was unexpected (unlike the kids) and it completely changed our lives in a way that took a number of worries away from us. It was the most excited, elated, and relieved I've ever been.
Happy to hear your wonderful moments. Thanks for sharing.