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I Appreciate the Little Things In Life

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    A Flower, A Rainbow, A Butterfly

    There are so many little things that cost nothing but make the day look brighter. A small flower, that grows in an unusual place, a chat with a stranger about this and that, a rainbow shower and then the sun comes out and paints the most enchanting rainbow or even double rainbow...
    RickiChickie RickiChickie 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    The Tiny Things

    The rain on a window, a bee busy collecting pollen going from flower to flower, a spider spinning a webb, ants carrying objects ten times their size, butterflies floating, dragonflies...not so easy to catch they move so quick but when you do get lucky they are one of my favorites...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 4 Responses May 5, 2009

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    It's amazing how just hearing someone's voice

    can change your whole day just them two phone calls from one special person has made me so happy thank you x
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Don't expect everyone to understand your

    journey. Especially, if they've never had to walk in your path!
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    7 Things Fear Has Stolen From You

    --Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid; courage means you don't let fear stop you-- Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Don't ever hesitate to give yourself a chance to be everything you are capable of being. Although fear can feel overwhelming, and defeats...
    ZaiX ZaiX 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    Today on my walk to work I was loving the

    leaves changing colors. I remember when I used to play in the leaves in my front yard as a child.
    Evolutus Evolutus 41-45, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    TheOrganicOne TheOrganicOne 18-21, F Oct 7

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    I'm at the airport just said my goodbyes to my

    family. And I saw people wiping tears for me. And I can't help but stop myself from following their trail of tears. Tears may be little but they affect me big time.
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M Aug 2

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    My life isn't perfect.

    I don't have many things other people take for granted. Some may say I deserve better, but I'm actually happy and comfortable with my life. I don't think I deserve better. I appreciate what I have now and I make effort to make it better.
    purly purly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I Still Got It.....

    So as most of you know i just recently had an operation on my foot. I have been recovering from that and it has taken a very long time. What was not suppose to take longer than two weeks has taken over a month. So yesterday was the first day i had gone out by myself and i enjoyed...
    blndtwr31 blndtwr31 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    I Saw Something Totally Awesome This Morning And Really Really Special!!

    It was like a moment right out of Dr. Seuss and Whoville, where the Grinch is standing on Mt. Krumpet after he swiped the Who's Christmas and he watches the lil Who-peeps gather around and just sing, cause even without all the "stuff" they were still happy......I was dropping a...
    sierra33 sierra33 31-35, F 26 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    In life we do things.

    Some we wish we had never done. Some we wish we could replay a million times in our heads. But they all make us who we are. And in the end they shape every detail about us. If we were to reverse any of them we wouldn't be the person we are. So just live. Make mistakes. Have...
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    The Small Pleasures

    That Breyers now makes lactose-free ice cream... that my cat likes to sleep in my lap while I watch TV... that people on this site have chosen such hilarious and creative group titles and told such laugh-out-loud stories that keep popping up unexpectedly as I browse... the...
    freeeedom freeeedom 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2007

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    NOBODY LOVE ME LIKE HE DO !

    NOBODY TREAT HIM LIKE I DO! HE MINE IM HIS! BOY I WOULDNT TRADE YOU FOR THE WORLD .WE STILL STANDING ! TWO YEARS STRONG ! AND MANY MORE TO COME ! WORKING ON OUR LITTLE FAMILY . OUR BLESSING WILL SOON BE ON ITS WAY !
    briannabrib briannabrib 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    This may sound silly,

    but last night I was standing at the sink washing dishes. I was feeling a little tired and kind of spacing out. The only thought I recall going through my head was that one of these days I need to get the dishwasher looked at. I kept smelling flowers. I had forgotten about the...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    The little things 1-

    when little kids reach to hold your hand 2- when the sunshine on water 3- when you get a tighter hug than the one you gave 4- when someone tells you you are good at what you love to do 5- when your pet rests their head on you 6- the smell of the ocean 7- the smell of fresh...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 2 Responses May 16

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    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    Sometimes the best way to appreciate something

    is to be without it for a while.
    colleenzeddy colleenzeddy 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 24

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    A rainy night; all snuggled up; comfy & cozy;

    sleepy eyes and a sense of tranquility.😌
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 1 Response May 23

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    It's almost my 21st birthday.

    It's on October, 23rd. My loved ones keep asking me what I want for my birthday. The only thing I want is some flowers to put in my vase. I would greatly appreciate some flowers it would make me so happy and be the best birthday I've ever had in my entire life. I don't want...
    AngelMom062013 AngelMom062013 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Life is beautiful because it's a controlled

    yet chaotic dance of ups and downs where we are blessed with the ability to sense those pains and pleasures equally.
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F Apr 13

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    Appreciating all the little things in life is

    one way to ensure an eternity of happiness
    LouiseeMurrayy LouiseeMurrayy 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    A Story On Appreciation

    When I was a kid, my Mom used to cook food and every now & then I remember she used to cook tasty food for us. One night in particular when she had made dinner after a long hard day at work, Mom placed a plate of bread jam & extremely burned toast in front of my dad. I was...
    youngmoon youngmoon 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    I Really appreciate you all

    for checking on my well-being it means a lot thank you so much:)
    briannabrib briannabrib 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    No matter what happens you should always try to

    let things go. I know it's hard but once you get past it then you will feel better. When a problem occurs always hear both side of the story. Hearing one side of the story will only make it worse if you don't stay neutral about it.
    steve0629 steve0629 18-21, M Aug 4

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    Life Is What You Make Out Of It

    Life Is Too Short, Break The Rules, Forgive Quickly, Kiss Slowly, Love Truly, Laugh Uncontrollably, And Never Regret Anything That Made You Smile. Life May Not Be The Party We Hoped For, But While We're Here, We Should Dance...
    coolsmile coolsmile 31-35, M 12 Responses May 3, 2013

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    Little Things In Life

    There's a tiny plant with what looks to be a small flower growing out of the crack in the concrete. If that isn't a metaphor or inspiration for "keep going" then I don't know what is. Something that small let me know there's a bigger picture at work here. Even the smallest...
    surferboy21 surferboy21 22-25, M 8 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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    Especially the Little Things Children Do

    Aside all the little things that we should all be appeciative of, like the air we breath, the shelter over our heads, the food we eat, andthe marvels of modern technology, there's the little things that children do.  Personally, I appreciate getting home and having my...
    think2much think2much 46-50, M 15 Responses May 18, 2008

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    The two kiddos I take care of--

    both passed out in the back of my car after a long, fun day. These are the small things in life that make me happy. Knowing they had a great day and can barely keep their little eyes open makes me feel good. It truly is the little things and moments in this life that make life...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 Jul 18

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    Why ? is the eternal question I ask everyday

    whenever I see the things around me. Why do people do the things they do ? Live the lives they live ? Why the marriages ? Why the Love ? Why the Hate ? Why Work ? Why Play ? Why is 'Why' written so ? Some question have an answer and some questions are left unanswered but...
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 Jul 16

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    - A hug or a smile (maybe both) from a child -

    The smell of vanilla Latte and Cappuccino - The night breeze - A "hello" text from a friend - The expression in the eyes of someone who loves you - Cuddling during a thunderstorm next to a heater.. or fire place - The sense of calm that fills me after I pray - Hearing a song...
    khayati khayati 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I appreciate all the things big

    or small in my life happy or stressful days, I do appreciate them because I'm still here.. You can be way less fortunate then you are now so be happy with what you have (: "love the life you live, live the life you love" Bob Marley
    siciliana91 siciliana91 22-25, F Aug 30

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    Food, my amazing dog,

    books, a place to live, and myself, I'm set for life.
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    A little about me....

    . Passionate, introspective and shy with a wild streak...I wear my heart on my sleeve even at this stage of my life where it has been damaged, hurt and cut....I am a survivor and love taking time to see the little things and appreciate people of all kinds: even at my own risk! I...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 11 Responses Sep 1

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    Life is for deep kisses,

    strange adventures, midnight swims, and rambling conversations.
    jadahdoll jadahdoll 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I mean, there's little enough in this life,

    really, and you only find it worth living for the odd moments, and if you think you're going to have those odd moments again, then it makes life wonderful and have a meaning. - Anthony Burgess
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Wanted to start off the day with sharing this

    picture quote with everyone :) Just be patient in life and everything will eventually work out...
    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I get so much joy from taking my dog Lilly out

    for rides and taking her different places to walk. She gets so happy and it makes me happy :)
    OpenMind619 OpenMind619 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    Thinking about all my friends/family

    that has left me to be with the Lord. Thinking about all my current friends that is upright, honest, sincere and knows a little about true friendship. I do truly appreciate you, yes you and my honest desire is that you will not leave this earth without stretching yourself to...
    toufie1 toufie1 22-25 1 Response Jul 24

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    ADVICE ON DATING A SINGLE MOM: The first thing

    you need to think about is if you start seeing her are you truly ready to be a dad to her kids. Nothing is worse than kids meeting and getting to know someone and then the relationship goes south and they never see you again. Be honest. She already has kids she is constantly...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Little Things Always Make A Big Difference

    Every day i wrap up by writing the little things which made me feel happy and wonderful in a journal:) Thats' what i beleive,the little to little things have the capability to bring you a world of happiness. Whether it is just having a scoop of your favrouite ice cream,or it's...
    Danny85 Danny85 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    In this life we are all just walking up the

    mountain and we can sing as we climb or we can complain about our sore feet. Whichever we choose we still gotta do the hike. I decided a long time ago singing made a lot more sense.
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    A smile, a warm greeting,

    a kiss, a hug, a gift, words of love, praise or appreciation or encouragement - these make a lot of difference in someone's day. How about making someone's day today?! :)
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 51-55, F Aug 29

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    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T Sep 4

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    Another year, another tear,

    shed for those who have come and gone in our lives. For the good and the bad, may we have learned to find ourselves in the turmoil of our minds and love each day with the hope love might find us again. :) http://youtu.be/NU9JoFKlaZ0
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M Aug 31

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    Life will break you. Nobody can protect you

    from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or...
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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    I appreciate the smile someone gives you

    who you don't know you as they walk by. Or seeing two little old people holding hands. The way kids laugh and have no worries. The smell of the air after a good rain. The conversation with a stranger, who can brighten up your day and they don't even know it. Stopping and slowing...
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Little gestures can really cheer me up.

    Even online when i get a message from someone when i least expect it.
    Lilys3 Lilys3 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    briannabrib briannabrib 18-21, F Sep 13

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    Everyone loves stories.

    Everyone has a story. Everyone is a story. but Nobody has a perfect story.
    MeMiv MeMiv 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I work with cancer patients some can't

    even wash their own hair or are bed ridden. It's sad and makes me appreciate the smallest things such as being able to tie my own shoe.
    godlovesugly25 godlovesugly25 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10

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    Yes did! We grow up nothing

    but we learn to survive!
    beejek beejek 41-45 Aug 14

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    Yeah and that is very true!

    I'm happy I got no choice :)
    Ewan14 Ewan14 41-45, M Jul 24

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