March 28, 2012

Bottle it up

 You know those moments of perfection where everything inside of you feels just right?  I wish I could bottle those moments up and open them whenever I was in need of a pick-me up or a reminder of where life was sweet.

I wish I could bottle up....

The relief and security that comes with the phone call telling you that you got the job.

What it's like to be held in the middle of a thunderstorm.

The butterflies in your stomach when you're daydreaming about your crush right after you find out they like you back.

What you feel right in the middle of a first kiss.

The excitement and elation after seeing a much awaited positive sign on a pregnancy test.

Those perfect nights with good friends that were full of just the right amounts of laughter and tears.

Legitimate surprises that leave you feeling so loved and cared for by someone else.

The confidence that comes when the number on the scale has finally gone down.

How it feels when someone tells you how beautiful you look when you were already feeling pretty.

The peace that comes with the mornings where you have nothing to do but be.

How energized and healthy you feel right after a really intense work-out.

The feeling of someone playing with your hair.

When everyone around you is worshiping to an amazing song at church and God feels present and there and you get this glimpse of a glimpse of what heaven might feel like.

The first big dip on a super-awesome roller-coaster that leaves your stomach hanging in the air.

The sass in your step after you get a brand new pair of sexy heels.

The nostalgic feeling that comes with eating an ice-cream cone and how it reminds you of the really sweet pieces of your childhood.

What it's like hearing a new song, or an old one for that matter, that speaks to your soul right where you're at.

Reading something you've written and feeling proud of it.

What it's like to see a soul-stirring sunrise.

The glorious foolishness feeling that comes with dancing and being free enough to do it.

If it were possible, I would open that bottle up a little bit today.

How about you?  What feelings might you bottle up  and save?


  1. The feeling when the last bit of paperwork is done and filed and I'm free to go for the summer!

    The satisfied feeling of having cleaned the whole house and it hasn't gotten messy again yet.

    The elation of seeing a student really get something I've taught them. Especially when that student knows they've gotten it and is proud of him or herself.

    Walking outside into the first really nice day after a long, cold winter.

    Lying on a beach, listening to the waves and feeling the warm sun soak into my skin.

    The pure joy of seeing my nieces' and nephews' faces light up from seeing me live and in person in their very own houses!

    The relief and satisfaction of finishing a long race.

    When someone really laughs at my jokes.

    Meeting someone new who you just know is going to become a friend.

    I'm so with you on the crush thing and the first kiss thing too! I wouldn't trade what I have now for anything, but it's a little sad to think there will never be another crush or another first kiss. I'd add to those two: the first time he said "I love you."

  2. I love that I read this on a day that I haven't loved.

    I would bottle up that moment, where you stumble upon someone, and you know you're going to keep them forever.