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I Appreciate the Little Things In Life

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    The Best Things In Life

    The little things in life really aren't little at all. Later in life we realize they were much bigger than we originally thought. They become the things we cherish and wish we had taken more time to appreciate when we had the opportunity.So yes, those things that seem so small...
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 3 Responses May 23, 2013

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    Just danced around to the song "happy"

    for 10 minutes over and over and I am in the best mood possible 😃 Don't underestimate the therapeutic qualities of a quick self dance party to brighten your mood 😉
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Ukraine may have anarchy,

    activism and revolution going on, but there is still place for beauty. There’s always a place. This man, Irvink Show, plays enthralling piano music, while Ukraine burns. It’s just a profound moment of beauty as he shares something so intimate and evocative with the world...
    daveislost daveislost 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 17

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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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    Seeing that precious little face run towards me

    when I get home from school just makes my heart melt. I took him on a walk, then I told him that he needed to pick sissy some flowers and he came back with a hand full. Just the little things in life can just bring a smile to my face. Regardless how my day has been I'll always...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 Smile

    Another rainy morning, I was sitting in a chair near the garden in the school.Watching the birds flying here and there.From the other corner a young girl of about 11 years suddenly appeared.The noise of foot steps diverted my attention towards her.She came closer, her hands...
    Mehraab Mehraab 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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    Books are the greatest.

    Food is delicious. The sun. Summer. Hugs. Hugs. And more hugs.
    rach51d rach51d 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    When I was little I never realized how good I

    had it. Now that I'm older I'm starting to realize that. Yeah sometimes I still get mad over something I should be glad about, but hey we're all human. It's bad though it took me 18 years to finally start realizing it. All I can do is apologize and start turning things around. I...
    CDraven CDraven 18-21, T Apr 7

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    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Goodmorning SUNSHINE!

    :) Have a great weekdays ahead guys....
    Illw84u Illw84u 26-30, F Mar 30

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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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    I Like Watching the Sunrise...

    I like watching the sunrise and sunset. The smell of fresh cut grass. A day in the woods, just listening to nature. The smile on my kids faces and the sound of their laughter.When my wife says "I love you" and the little kiss that she gives me before she goes somewhere...
    zeus77 zeus77 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    For The Love Of Red Shoes.....and My Happy Feet.....

    I have had a relationship with red shoes since I was wee.....I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED RED SHOES !!! One time when I was a child, they didn't have red keds, so mom. MADE. Me get navy....I hated them....so......I got on my red bike and rode around the block dragging my navy toed...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 6 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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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...
    amankhalila amankhalila 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I recently read about a 6 year old boy

    who came home and taught his illiterate parents whatever he had learnt.Wish there were more like him.
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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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 16 Responses May 18, 2008

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    can someone help me?!

    I just want to ask something!
    madbutterfly madbutterfly 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    You must understand the whole of life,

    not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    Especially the Past Two Yrs. ...

    Especially the past two yrs. That's when I started to really look around at nature - how beautiful small children are, animals, flowers etc. Photography brought even more appreciation.
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2007

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    Reminder for mySelf..

    . Don't care about others who talk much and bad behind you. Don't always complain for what you've been living it. Don't hate people who stand high. Don't condemn the poor people. Don't even unfriend our enemy..... Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive...
    shafizri shafizri 18-21, M Mar 24

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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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    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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    to all the girls who didnt get this message

    this morning: GOOD MORNING, BEAUTIFUL ^_^
    Illw84u Illw84u 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I feel like I have to learn other's to

    appreciate the things they've got.. But recently someone has been getting on my nerves like crazy. Sadly, it's my mother... She keeps complaining about the things we have. She says EVERYDAY: "I want a bigger house, a house with my own parking place." "I want a bigger hallway...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F Mar 11

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    Yes..

    I appreciate the lil things which brighten my life.... The sunny day The floating clouds in blue The cold breeze which kisses my face The rainy day which I love A group of kids playing A smiling child The loving puppy The lil kittie which meows all day The flowers blooming The...
    papri papri 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Littlerally

    When I find myself in prayer, even now I cant help but thank God for the tiniest things. I am so greatful for everything that makes this beautiful creation. In general I am thankful for every day and every ray, every blade of grass, for every particle of air that helps us and...
    omnielementalgirl omnielementalgirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    I love blue skies with a couple clouds.

    Puppies, bunnies, turtles. Seeing my love smile <3 A cup of hot coco A good book Making someone laugh Balloons A flower in the sidewalk cracks. Cookies Old couples I'd like to think the little things make me happy! ^-^
    mcc1109 mcc1109 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Vinnie

    It was just in between a non stop torrential downfall, that seemed to be the only weather we had anymore, and I ran the trash out to the dumpster, splashing through the puddles, when I caught a bit of color out of the corner of my eye. I, of course, investigated and found a...
    yanene yanene 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2012

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    The best things in life are free honey!

    A simple: Hug "Good morning" A compliment An understanding A kiss...all that!
    KyLeone KyLeone 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I love when I go visit my sister

    and my two nephews run up to me and say its Auntie then start taking my jacket off.
    Gracie182 Gracie182 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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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'll sit at the dinner table

    and look around at my wife, three kids, two deliciously grilled pork chops, a beer in front of me (not likely my first of the night haha), and think to myself about how rich I am at that moment. I couldn't possible want for anything more right now :). Best feeling ever
    Bamadaddy40 Bamadaddy40 36-40, M Mar 11

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    Illw84u Illw84u 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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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    Lost Innocence Of Youth

    The innocence of childhood we once knew In mid-life the memories flow forever in view The laughter of neighbors, our first color T.V. No fear as we played, my three sisters and me. I was clumsy and built like a twig of a tree But a joy in my heart and a desire to please We...
    ru4real2 ru4real2 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Jealousy lives upon doubts,

    becoming madness or ceasing entirely as soon as one passes from doubt to certainty. Probability is derived from principle, whereas certainty or truth is obtained only from fact.
    CwnAnnan CwnAnnan 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Sometimes we take life

    for granted and do not appreciate what we have in front of us. I like to see beauty that nature brings for us. I have the ability to run the farthest of my potential. I have good hearing skills. I have the artistic side. I have friends that care about me. I have family who...
    87athleteunknown 87athleteunknown 18-21, F Mar 12

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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 1 Response a week ago

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    Lately I've felt Like I can't breathe in all

    the way. My lungs Rise and fall And keep the blood moving through my veins But I can't seem To inhale And fill my soul entirely with Fresh New Pure Breath
    SearchingForSophrosyne SearchingForSophrosyne 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I remember the little things

    that bought us together! I even re call the smallest things that make you smile! I hope we will always remember those things in bad moments. Cause without you I would be lost and heart broken. Cause those things still matter to me! I love you as my best friend most of all I love...
    Lynn0617 Lynn0617 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    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 11 Responses May 3, 2013

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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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    Spoiled: I think I am spoiled

    because I have the basic necessities of life food, water and shelter. Everything else is a privilege to have like cars, electricity, internet anything like that. I think if someone doesn't have one of the basic necessitates they aren't spoiled but if they do I think they are...
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Mar 17

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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 9 Responses Sep 6, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I wish someone would tell me little facts about myself.not ones that I have already told them but ones they have picked up by themselves because they care about the little things I...
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know why but their just more happy looking and make me smile. Am I weird for that?
    BlackPit123 BlackPit123 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I don't need it per say. Thought it would be amazing. Everybody I've been with, genuinely hasn't cared about me at all. Why's is so hard to find somebody like me who isn't selfish...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    It's the simple, little things that truly matter.. Nothing has to be major to be heard. Everything is important, you should appreciate the little things in life. Simple is...
    xFreeSpirit23 xFreeSpirit23 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    The Little Prince. It's become my favorite book. It has taught me to appreciate the little things in life. Because of this book I have learned embrace my imagination. I have also...
    tamingthefox tamingthefox 16-17, F Apr 1

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    After my divorce that turned my world upside down, leaving me with little to no money, without my kids sent me on a downward spiral that was coming to an abrupt ending until I met...
    DC0813 DC0813 22-25, M Mar 28

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    I am a 15 year old Jewish, Orthodox girl. I was born 3 months early in Manchester, England. From the time i was a baby i have had a very hard life. I lived in fear every day of my...