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I Appreciate the Little Things In Life

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    Sometimes in the hustle

    and bussle of everyday life we lose touch of what's really important. With that in mind here is a quote from Martin Luther king ( Life's most persistent and urgent question is. "What are you doing for others?"). Let's all take some time today, and help a neighbors in need!
    Rollingdowntheroad Rollingdowntheroad 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Life isn’t about getting

    and having, it’s about giving and being.
    tiya78 tiya78 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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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 do..Like my penis.

    .. It's little.. I appreciate it..I play with it.. I was told that would make me blind...Love is blindness i guess... (bump) D-a-m-n walls... 
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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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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    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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    I've never been on big on materialistic stuff.

    I soak in what ppl might say. "Don't mean much". But to me, it's the most precious things in life that matters. I woke up today. Put my robe on. I opened my front door wide as I stood at the doorway. Feeling the breeze mixed with hot air. Made me feel so relaxed as I breathed...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    A hug and kiss from my daughter.

    She knows just when I need it. It The love of a child nothing greater.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 12 Responses Jan 30

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    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 28

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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    hashbrown20 hashbrown20 18-21, F Apr 11

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    Live as if you were to die tomorrow.

    Learn as if you were to live forever
    Bert84 Bert84 31-35, M Mar 27, 2014

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    I love how the sun shines directly onto my bed

    until noon. I cloud watch. It makes me feel like I'm outside lying in the grass.lol
    ImJustHereForTheFreeNegativity ImJustHereForTheFreeNegativity 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    My husband asked... how much I love him.

    .. I said.. for as long as you can see rainbows in the sky.
    iLily40 iLily40 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Morning coffee with my dog.

    Sometimes my dog just gets when I need some love.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F Feb 3

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    Waking up with your mate

    before sunrise and cuddling until you hear your alarm. I love when we both wake up super early, at the same time and we did not plan it.
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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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 1 Response May 16, 2014

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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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    Life is like a box of Cracker Jacks to me.

    You must shake it up once in awhile to get the prize inside....:) W*O*R*D
    GodsGurl69 GodsGurl69 61-65, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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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 22 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 20

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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, 2014

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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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    If you're reading this then I appreciate you

    lolz I don't know you but I'm sure that you're an amazing person xD
    Tripp93 Tripp93 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Wonderful report cards

    for all my kids. And wonderful notes written to each of them from the Principal. I'm beyond blessed.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    My birthday is at the end of the month

    and I'm really looking forward to it. One of the things I'm looking forward to most is the pancakes tradition my friends and I have. When ever there's an occasion to celebrate but especially on my birthday my friends and I go out to a certain place and have pancakes. We sit...
    Viviq66 Viviq66 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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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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    This morning everything's okay.

    Dads making egg sandwiches for the family and the stepmoms still relaxing in bed. One of my brothers are sleeping while the other takes care of my niece and nephew who are finally not throwing up from their virus yesterday. Things are good things are normal and I will appreciate...
    gottakeepyourheadup gottakeepyourheadup 18-21, F Mar 29

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    An insignificant flower.

    A colourful stone. Shadows. Reflections. Small gestures are better than fancy ones. I'd rather join someone for a bowl of chilli than come to a roast beef dinner with all the fuss.
    cdbrez cdbrez 46-50, M Feb 5

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    Doing well on test? Nah,

    I got a 51 on my math test. Just barely passed ; -;
    Desvedia Desvedia 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I'm a creative person I create different things

    I make my own jewelry, bracelets earring necklaces n rings; I crochet afghans prayer shawls purses scarves n hats; I make homemade cards! With someone else's designs! These things I enjoy doing for fun, when I'm not busy doing other stuff!
    bevS62 bevS62 61-65, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Being alone. Strolling through a busy Parisian

    market. A good meal. Beautiful music. Little things that contributed to making today a perfect day. I was happy today. It was nothing extraordinary, just a collection of perfect little moments. I was happy because I took the time to savor each one, to appreciate each tiny...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 23 Responses Mar 22

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    I have traveled the world

    and have learned what it means to experience different cultures
    Samuel1475 Samuel1475 51-55, M Mar 2

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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, 2014

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    Like hot coffee and warm smiles on a Saturday

    morning when I have to work. You wouldn't think it'd make that big of a difference, but it makes the difference between a day of bitterness and yawns, verses one with laughter and friendship at work.
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 18

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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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    Who holds the door, tips the hat,

    smiles, and says "mam.."
    psychosexual psychosexual 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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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, 2014

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    it's the small things

    that make me smile. Like a warm cup of coffee o. a crisp Autumn morning :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    I was doing the dishes yesterday,

    having a day where I was in my own world, thinking about life and I was feeling down. My 14 year old son was getting something out of the fridge and he looked over at me and said "I love you Mom" it was an out of the blue moment and made me feel like I was doing something right...
    smile4today smile4today 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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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...