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I Appreciate the Little Things In Life

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    It's hard for me to find

    that things in my life that have meaning when there's hardly anything. I lock on to the little things that make me sad and am just constantly worrying about them. Like that fact that there's never any food in the house or my mom not being able to get a good job. I'm so weak not...
    bmthgirl17 bmthgirl17 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    What is god? What is creation?

    God is single consciousness that governed everything that is everything. Creation is the physical product of that idea. What we perceive as physical and real May not be what it seems. Of course you've heard of so called other dimensions of spirituality and some other mumbo...
    PowerThoughts PowerThoughts 16-17, M May 25

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    My cat waking me up in the morning by nudging

    his little head into my face.
    Aentha Aentha 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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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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    - 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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    we all wake up everyday to look

    for a job or to go to work to make money,to pay for mortgage,household expenses,school tuition,gas,bus fare etc which is ok coz these things are important but when was the last time you appreciated the little things that money cant buy like family,friends and love.Do you spend...
    4evamaureen 4evamaureen 22-25, F 1 Response May 21

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    If there wasn't pain,

    then there will be no happiness. Appreciation comes when something is taken from you, loving something wouldn't be so hard if losing it didn't hurt so much, so that is how hatred is created, by losing what you appreciated the most.
    drbreezzy drbreezzy 18-21, M 1 Response May 19

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    Jayylopez Jayylopez 18-21, M May 13

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    being able to forgive someone

    for the pain they have caused is the biggest appreciation i can have since i am have a hard time forgetting as well as forgiving people.
    miracle3054 miracle3054 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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

    sleepy eyes and a sense of tranquility.😌
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response May 23

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    why do people keep blocking me

    for speaking my mind its kinda funny cause they look at my other experiences and comment on them then block me ******* cowards i mean really am i not allowed to speak my mind
    entertainMeMongrl entertainMeMongrl 18-21, M Jun 7

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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 remember that I never intended to watch this

    film, as I have felt that this would be very heartbreaking and depressing.. But then I have decided to watch it with 2 of my gigh school friends.. This movie is a truly emotional heartbreaking yet it's inspirational for me.. Makes me appreciate what i have in this life more...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F Jun 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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    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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    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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    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...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 3 days ago

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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 3 Responses May 16

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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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    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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    When I pay attention to all of the good small

    things in life, I find that they far outweigh all of the negative, and it makes me feel much happier with a positive outlook. Most people don't have a ton of good big things in life that happen, but we all have our obstacles and struggles we must deal with...good ole Murphy's...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 think every once in a

    while we should all just stop and take a moment to really appreciate everything we have been given in life. Our family, friends, education and just the air we breathe should all be taken into account when we think about how lucky we all are to be blessed with this life we lead.
    LauraBean2014 LauraBean2014 13-15, F Jun 3

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    Single:doesn't always mean Lonely!

    Relationship doesn't always mean happy! Appreciate where you are in life and if you aren't happy,make changes!!
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F 1 Response May 25

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    I am one that like an need the little things in

    life, like the little hugs and kisses I get through the day from my husband and posting little simple things on my computer pages that we are both on. Even with my friends just showing me that they are thinking about me
    Misticroses Misticroses 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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 6 days ago

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    What is good God bless the carousel at the fair

    when I was five, The garden snakes I used to catch My searches for beehives Thank you for the little things that make it good to live My heart is glad and overflows Your love, my gift to give God bless all the books that I've been given time to read, Mud pies left up on the...
    typedwriter typedwriter 26-30, F Jun 22

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    Certain things in life simply have to be

    experienced and never explained. Love is such a thing.
    sunnyside44 sunnyside44 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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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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    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 28 Responses Dec 5, 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 12 Responses May 3, 2013

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    I love a cold soda on a hot day,

    waking up to a shining sun, taking walks, spending free time at home. They might seem small but these little things make me happy!
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F May 17

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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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    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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    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 Apr 13

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    One of my favorite things to see.

    Okay imaging you're just waking up and you open our eyes. It's the kind of wake up where you've had a lovely sleep in, so your not squinting from sleep deprivation. Anyhow. The suns rays are shining in magnificent as ever and you notice all the dust and lint...
    SunshineClovis SunshineClovis 16-17, F May 17

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    lol look at this piece of trash.

    30 sec ago he was begging for change and in the fetal position with a stack of cash in his pocket. dammmmn how do i fight my urges to kick this guys head like a football lol 2 many witness i suppos
    entertainMeMongrl entertainMeMongrl 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 5

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    Sometimes I stop. And look around at all there

    is existing around me. The sky that holds above us all so beautifully. The clouds, the emotions the sky wears. We're surrounded by creatures much like ourselves. Except each creature or human must under go different difficulties. Difficulties to enlighten and awaken their soul...
    SunshineClovis SunshineClovis 16-17, F May 25

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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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    When my favorite song comes on the radio When

    people are nice when it rains when one of my favorite celebrities is on a tv show
    Ashley1421 Ashley1421 13-15, F Jul 4

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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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    I absolutely LOVE all the natural things God

    put on this earth that was first in Heaven like the trees, bushes, flowers and other plants, waterfalls, rivers, streams and oceans, the birds and bugs (except spiders :/ ) the sky, the sun, the clouds, the different colors of the sky, the stars, the wind and allowing myself to...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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 Often Sing This In The Shower Call me

    crazy...its just one of the little things in life I find to be fun...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 3 Responses May 22

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