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I Appreciate the Little Things In Life

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 am a very humble person,

    its the little things,that means much more to me.
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F Nov 25

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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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    Live as if you were to die tomorrow.

    Learn as if you were to live forever
    Bert84 Bert84 26-30, M Mar 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 29

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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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    I do think that the little things are what make

    up the overall big picture in life. So relaxing & enjoying the simple little pleasures like a lovely sunny day, a perfect cup of tea, a brilliant smile or laugh, a delectable dessert or the melodious chirping of a bird are just a few of the little things that I always try to be...
    Karliya Karliya 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 1

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    there this quote that says "enjoy little things

    in life because one day because one day you are going to look back and realise they were the big things".it's so true. i am a person that don't always appreciate things around me.now i know how big they are after they left me and how it hurts when you want it back but you can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 30

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    Sometimes we control

    and create the lives we live, sometimes life creates our lives for us and that we have no control, just enjoy your life, enjoy the people you love, there will be many ups and downs in our lives that we can not control, be grateful when you wake that you did wake, make the little...
    McKenna630 McKenna630 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    why is it, at least all the men I have ever met,

    don't give flowers anymore? I have never had a guy give me flowers.
    blueeyeddevil18 blueeyeddevil18 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 28

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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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    - 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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    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 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Listening to the sound of rain.

    Finishing a good book. Watching the sunset.
    valeryxo valeryxo 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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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 3 Responses Sep 19

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    I never realized how much I loved running water

    and power on demand until my husband and I moved into the country with absolutely nothing but a trailer! It is a wonderful reality check, an opportunity to get your priorities in order
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F Nov 7

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    God is great, beer is a good,

    and people are crazy.
    Mistersheep Mistersheep 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 28

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 11

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    You appreciate the small things in life then

    you realize they were actually the big things
    IAmARebel IAmARebel 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    Even a happy life cannot be without a measure

    of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity
    BakariJR BakariJR 18-21, M Oct 24

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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 9 Responses Sep 1

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 15

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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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    Food, my amazing dog,

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

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 31

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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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    THE STORY OF A BLIND GIRL :There was a blind

    girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend.One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she could see...
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    briannabrib briannabrib 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    You never actually know how special someone

    or something is until you lose it or almost lose it. Don't take things in your life for granted. Especially people close to you. They won't be here forever so don't hurt them. Always be honest and loyal. It's the best way to live life.
    ToriDianne ToriDianne 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    throbbing sore thumb: your sweet soreness

    reminds me that I am lucky enough to feel pain, and inspires me to aim higher; than the nail, that is.
    justcallmelizzy justcallmelizzy 31-35, F Nov 21

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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 7 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Don't expect everyone to understand your

    journey. Especially, if they've never had to walk in your path!
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 28

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    Every Little Thing Is Magic

    Every little thing in my life means a lot to me. It is magical. I count my blessings every day and night. DF
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 6 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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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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    love that even when im sick she spent her whole

    weekend in the house watching the simpsons with me.
    OldViking OldViking 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 2

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