This is a difficult one for me, Michael, but I will give it a try.
My first thought was about all the challenges that made me stronger, the people who posed those challenges and disappeared from my life, and those who continue to pose those challenges. But that is not the spirit of your challenge.
If I think of the purest form of love or happiness, I go back to the time spent with my dog, Chappy. She taught me all about unconditional love … and forgiveness. There was a cruel neighbor who had locked Chappy up on a terrace. Hungry and thirsty after 18 hours, she jumped down and fractured her ribs. That was the stage, we brought her home and nursed her back to health. Later, I was surprised to see that she could remain nonchalant when that neighbor passed by. There was no sign of animosity, anger or revenge. I thought she felt secure with me besides her, but it was something more than that, and it was divine.
I am grateful to Chappy to show me a different level of existence. She was just above everything else. I experienced being a mother, and being a disciple.