December 26, 2000    
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What has been the most beautiful moment of this past year?

Each year I watch the Eco-Challenge and cheer for the "home team"-- the USA. In the year 2000 one of the US teams won and it was a beautiful moment.

Reba, 51
Rockville
, MD   USA

So many beautiful moments happen and slip away and are are forgotten. Snow falling while wathcing from a country cottage was one recent moment.  Seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time another.

Felicia, 34
Lowell
, MA   USA

I have a very convenient spectacular local view which is available at all times for heart-stopping perspective.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

I haven't had any beautiful moments this year; it's been a pretty rough year.

etoile, 19
Washington
, DC USA

When my fiance proposed to me on the Sunday before Halloween.  Hands down...no contest, this was the most beautiful moment of this past year!

Fisch, 45
Preston
, CT   USA

The best moment of the year for me was when I went out with someone for the first time and I realized that he was a person I could fall in love with. Not stupid infatuation like I had before, but the real deal. That was pretty beautiful for me.

Maggie, 20
Sandwich
, IL   USA

Watching a mama-whale and her baby play in the ocean.

Laura, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

The first evening I came home to my new house, lit a fire, and sat peacefully in front of it.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Realizing how good a life I really have and thanking God for it. Kinda cool coming from an ex goth kid, huh?

Amy, 24
New Orleans
, LA USA

when a certain gentleman wrapped a blanket around my shoulders on a chilly night, as we listened to tchaikovsky's fifth.

Gemma Lynn

Seeing that my stepfather Earl made it out of triple bipass heart surgery with flying colors

Melodi, 19
Hlliard
, OH   USA

Seeing my baby on ultrasound with my husband next to me holding my hand.  When the doctor said that it was a boy, the look of pure excitement and joy on my husband's face was absolutely priceless! I will always remember that moment!

Susan, 32
Chicago
, IL USA

There were plenty in the miserable year, I'm sure, but the first one that comes to mind is when I said, "I'm not an angel. I'm not glamorous" and someone else immediately came back with, "Yes you are."

Karen, 21
Marshelltown/Ames
, IA  USA

Major Events: The continuously growing interest in third parties.For me personally: Being appreciated as a poet by people who I didn't expect to get what I was writing.

Alias Irrelevante

Hmmm. Beautiful moments. I guess...lying in the loft with my greatest friends, half drunk but too tired to care. Or else, it was when I was dancing with a certain someone, in a room full of people, and feeling that I was beautiful.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

I saw the most wonderful and amazing sunset this past summer and all I could think was "Life is good".

Stephanie, 25
TX  USA

The most beautiful moment this past year had to have been when my husband, then fiance, stepped off the plane, finally returning from his home country, India. He went on a 2 month trip. It seemed like forever, but when he finally came home, that was so great for me. Another beautiful moment was when I helped a momma cat deliver her kittens. She had four of them. Three white ones, and one black one. That was really beautiful.

Lisa J., 22
TN  USA

It's been an overwhelmingly ugly year.

Talia, 23
Wilton
, CT   USA

Hmmm, i'm really not good at picking single moments like these.... Umm a couple of weeks ago when laura and i finally let everything out and made our friendship twice as strong again... that was pretty nice...There were some beautiful moments at the Olympics.... in fact, there are so many beautiful moments in everyday life that i really can't quantify them. Life is Beautiful!

Sarah S., 17
Ithaca
, NY  USA

I dunno if you want personal or public, but my personal most beautiful moment was last night when I saw my best guy friend for the first time in 6 months. It was so nice to hug him..it's the first time we have ever hugged each other and that moment will be in my mind for a very long time.

Angela, 16
Aiken
, SC   USA

In all honesty, it was a bad year.

A-Dog, 18
McMinnville
, OR  USA

Watching my two boys turn into young men. It have been beautiful and painful at times. But most rewarding.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick
, NJ  USA

The night that my boyfriend asked me to marry him!!!!!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ  USA

Los Angeles sunsets (the smog is good for something).

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills
, CA  USA

Yesterday / Tomorrow