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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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    The physical beauties of existence are of good

    experience because without first being human we cannot know for what we reach out and yearn. The universe is huge, and yet it is tiny because there is little knowledge in it, since it is simply a place filled with gases and minerals, matter. The physicality of life, meeting...
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F Jan 29

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    Tonight - my bathtub,

    lavender soap - as well as my tea , book ( a romance ) and A piece of Godiva
    Dancemomisme1 Dancemomisme1 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 13

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    I don't get why people think my life is

    so sad. I'm even forced to talk to the counselors about things they consider problems that doesn't even bother me. I've been alone my whole life, so my relationship with my "family" is like one with complete strangers. I'm use to seeing the blinking lights of ambulances and cop...
    mightymouse69 mightymouse69 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I grown up in a poor tiny town in Poland

    and in a poor family. That made me appreciate life I have now and be money wise. I thank God to be able to pay rent and utilities and have money for food. I never ask anything from my fiance unless we mess around and I be like where's my anniversary flowers or I simply need...
    couture2411 couture2411 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    baseball, Hot dogs,Apple Pie,

    Big Natural Breasts and Chevrolet.......Isn't that how the song should really go? I believe it should !
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    When we embrace the ordinary,

    we find happiness.
    ordminnet ordminnet 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I've been falling into a negative slump,

    so I'm going to focus in something positive here! Friday I went shopping at Goodwill and there was a very kind, friendly lady who was clearly a very thoughtful individual. While I was browsing through sweaters, she suddenly got my attention by saying, "Oh, you're small, I bet...
    SupernovaxxGirl SupernovaxxGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    It's been the simple things

    that have actually turned my life around for the better again. I've just gone through a depressive / suicidal state these past few months, and I have received the professional help I need to handle my life again. Ever since I continued with my studies at my local community...
    megmegmeggers megmegmeggers 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M Feb 26

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    I was driving home after going grocery shopping,

    I noticed the sunset was really amazing. It was a beautiful gold color, layered through a bunch of clouds. The perfect ending to such a warm great day, it was 65 in February. I love simple things that.
    luckyone1979 luckyone1979 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I have long since realized

    that sometimes It is actually beautiful enjoying with the little kids in the rain than sitting beside the window and watching the rain pouring outside.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I just got to talk to one of my old friends

    today that I don't get to see too often. We didn't talk for a while, but it was a nice little chat and it really helped to make my day :)
    metallic28 metallic28 16-17, M Feb 15

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    smile4today smile4today 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The beautiful evening sky

    as the sun is setting.. People don't realise the beauties of the world around them..!
    IrishRedhead IrishRedhead 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    Spent quality time with my teenage son today.

    we don't do that often enough, but that's also what makes it special. we had dinner, talked about North Korea and crab migration on Christmas Island, lol. I have a good son. Thankful.
    Erasethetape Erasethetape 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Out for a woofer walk then time to relax with

    my homemade turkey soup and a great book. Love Sunday afternoons.☺🐾🍲
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    Nothing better than a soak,

    exfoliation, shave and good moisturizing before slipping into freshly washed sheets. Ahhhh...
    lovenlearn lovenlearn 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    the 3 Ps :p 1-Peeing in the shower

    and the sense of liberation 2-Peeing while diving in a wet suit 3-Peeing in the morning with a full bladder and the sense of relief
    tiffaz1984 tiffaz1984 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The Simple ThingsTo watch a sunrise on a clear

    summer's mornA new day that's dawning is beauty rebornThe sparkle on a rose when kissed by the dewEnchantment and wonder are found in this viewA stroll in the moonlight while lovers hold handsAs stars burn white twinkles at nature's commandThe gift of a rainbow, after springtime...
    ashtonn40 ashtonn40 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    Simple. Pleasures. Suffice.

    Why does it have to be difficult?
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    The simple things people tend to take

    for granted. I don't I love simple things holding hands open car doors being a gentleman. Just to name a few. But always told I'm to nice cause of it. Wish more people liked some joys in life.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I wish that I could fell good about something,

    I fell so guilty that my family can't fill that void,but I really need more. And that makes me fell like **** and so guilty, I need the kind of love in my life that they can not give. Does that make me a very bad person?
    daybreak525 daybreak525 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I'm all curled up in my bed

    after a nice long hot shower. there is a steaming hot cup of tea beside me on my nightstand, and a good book waiting for me on my tablet. my black Labrador is curled up at the foot of my bed. She lets me rest my feet on her warm soft fur. When life gets me down or seems too...
    Lynessence Lynessence 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    My life isn't perfect,

    but I'm very thankful for everything I have. :)
    rizalyn rizalyn 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Having my 4 yr old tell me I made a delicious

    dinner. Makes my day. Even when it's a simple grilled cheese sandwich. He puts life in perspective for me and helps me see beauty and joy in everyday, simple things.
    iamhsk iamhsk 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    Like freshly baked bread.

    ..nothing like it
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    listening to steely dan.

    relaxes me everytime
    steadynow steadynow 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I love Saturday mornings.

    I took a leisurely stroll to the local coffee shop, and made my way to the weekly farmers market in my neighborhood. This morning I stopped by my brothers house first and we walked together, catching up with one another. The air was crisp, and the sun shining so bright. I...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    I do. I'm a very simple girl.

    I live on a farm. I love being here and doing my chores in the kitchen and with the sheep. And going to school and doing my homework. And going to swimming club and getting tired. And sleeping sound. And no alarm clock on a Saturday!
    AnaSimla AnaSimla 13-15, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    The more I think of it,

    the more I realize there are no answers. Life is to be lived.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Coming from a country city,

    I never appreciated how relaxing and fulfilling a simple deep breath is. Only after becoming a student once again and studying overseas at Taiwan did I realize how beautiful a simple deep breath; especially in forested areas, quiet parks etc where it's me and nature.
    Malikbm007 Malikbm007 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    He called me outside asking me to close the

    door behind me. I have something to show you, he says. He takes my hand and walks me around the back porch. We sit and look up. The stars are so vibrant tonight. We share a glass of wine and talk about how beautiful the stars are. It was so dark and the only thing I could hear...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Spending the weekend with 2 little ones really

    is good for the soul. They are hysterical, loving, naughty, bundles of joy. Pure joy! They make you appreciate kisses, hugs, sitting in the grass, spinning in circles to fall down, looking in awe at a grasshopper, and reading a book on zoo animals. They have recharged my...
    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    So I lost my student ID card yesterday,

    and some kind soul found it and went to the trouble of emailing and hand-delivering it back to me!!! Have faith in humanity! :))) I am so extremely lucky that he found it.
    thatvegangirl thatvegangirl 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    From a high stress job

    and life. I need to detox and touch ground from time to time. I am fortunate to have the means to take few days off from time to time. I also have close friends and special people that remind me how important is to remain connected. I will promote my inner growth always as...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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    Today I appreciated..

    .. -my Altzheimers client looked at me with this happy, adoring look today. She heard nothing I was saying because she was so focused on me, but she just looked like she loved me so much in that moment, lol. It was precious. -I got food on the way home. I got TONS of hot sauce...
    SupernovaxxGirl SupernovaxxGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Yesterday, I was late

    for an appointment...ran to my car.... but something stopped me dead in my tracks. It was a Monarch Butterfly flitting about...enjoying our front garden which is full of butterfly bushes. I felt myself mentally and physically relax....the stress leaving my body as I watched this...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    All I want at the moment is a hug.

    Usual I'm not the hugging type and it's awkward when people try to hug me. It's not that I don't like hugs, I just don't like forced hugs. I've just been feeling sick all day, I have so much on my mind and the weather has just been grey. A nice warm long hug from someone big...
    Viviq66 Viviq66 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I appreciate: ...that my husband makes me dinner

    because I hurt my foot. ...that my 11-yo son still gives me a hug and kiss every morning when he gets up and every night before bed ...the smell of earth after a summer storm ...my dog who is crazy-happy to see me every time I come home ...the sound of cicadas at night ...seeing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 29, 2014

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    Looking at something

    as simple as clouds and thinking "damn, what a beautiful world we live in" πŸ˜…
    righteousbull righteousbull 16-17, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The sunshine coming thru the window.

    ..sitting in its warmth, on a very cold day. I'm almost purring like a cat....lol
    sweetnspicy2 sweetnspicy2 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    Times passes. When I open my eyes from sleeping,

    I want to just accept this moment and be present in it. And for my thoughts to just slow down, making room for my surroundings to process and to actually feel focused. When I lay my head at night, I want to always realize and thank for my blessings, be happy with the choices I...
    Peacepuppy Peacepuppy 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Life is a choice.... Choose consciously,

    choose wisely, choose honestly...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 20

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    Sometimes it takes losing the things we take

    for granted to make us appreciate the most precious of things. Often these are the simplest of things.
    DreamsIDream DreamsIDream 70+, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Yesterday 100 mile drive with my brother.

    My favourite music was ON. I loved d cool breeze hit on my face and my hair got all messy :) . I loved the trees and the sunset behind dem. I danced like crazy. I love to do crazy things :)
    lovemylife2210 lovemylife2210 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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