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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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    So the interesting thing is

    that I originally found this website about three years ago right after I found out that my husband had filed for divorce. At the time I was distraught, didn't understand what was going on, and felt like my world was unraveling. And it was... there is no denying that. Lost my...
    saramacdonald saramacdonald 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 12, 2015

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    Elexxa Elexxa 22-25, T 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I LOVE WHEN CLOTHS FEEL PRISTINE FRESH.

    . I have a habit of hanging outside all night, when it's not raining of course, my cloths even if they have been washed. The night and early morning temperature here where I live in Italy gets to minus 3 or 4 degrees and the air is crispy clean and fresh. I love the feeling of...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 24

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    A simple smile A few polite words A kind

    gesture A helping hand Makes a whole lot difference Common and easy ways to brighten up someone's ****** day :)
    purplehaze78 purplehaze78 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 7

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    So I'm on Lovoo having a chat with another

    member got on great. Next thing I know he's offering to take me on! No there is no sillyness or smexy stuff going on. Yes I know what you were allll thinking! Well I gave him my website and then we got talking business. So now just gotta wait and see!
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    The moon. To be able to see a huge rock mass on

    a (mostly) nightly basis that I know I shall never plant my feet on fills me with curiosity and wonder indeed...
    RustySnapz RustySnapz 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The smell of the earth

    when it rains. The sound that leaves make when they dance with the wind. A random scent that takes you back to a happy point in childhood. A hot shower on a cold day. A cold shower on a hot day. Clean water. A whole-hearted laugh. The perfect cup of coffee. A tight hug.
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 10, 2015

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    As hard as I try to resist some of the changes

    in my life in regards to how I think and feel it seems to get harder with each passing year. What used to be cut and dry in my head has become complex...that which has become complex my mind and heart feels sometimes ready to give up on. How do you train your brain to just see...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 18

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    Those days are over when I could run

    so fast or jump so far Or ride my bike like a racing car Or climb all over the monkey bars But I still play ball and still play cards I still tell jokes and laugh real hard I still spend weekends at the park And having fun is just the start To always being a kid at...
    RoadPoet RoadPoet 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    Notebooks! Little ones,

    big ones, decorated ones, simple ones! Notebooks, and tea, and chocolate icecream!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 19

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    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Being able to see the San Gabriel mountains

    behind the skyscrapers of Downtown Los Angeles. Usually, Los Angeles sits in a bowl of pea soup; gray and green-looking smog acting as a smothering blanket. Yet thanks to the recent rains and wind, the clear view of the majestic and rugged mountains is breathtaking.
    MBPEACEFUL12 MBPEACEFUL12 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    When we embrace the ordinary,

    we find happiness.
    ordminnet ordminnet 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2015

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    Quiet...just the quiet.

    Quiet surroundings, quiet mind, the quiet breeze rustling the trees and tickling my skin...just. pure. quiet.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 13 Responses Jun 5, 2015

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    TIME TRAVEL MACHINE..

    . When I'm in my shower, closed inside that personal space, baptised by the falling water, I cross my arms, stare at the floor and I reflect about my life, my past, my childhood as if watching a film. I just see frame upon frame of my life and I rarely, if ever, smile when I...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    It's worth it taking a step back,

    pausing, and enjoy the view in front of you. I live in a city, so it's always kind f chaotic l, or at least people are always moving, cars, busses, and bikes are always going. But can you see beyond that? Can you see and even admire those people rushing for their coffee or that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Had an appointment early this morning

    and it's a 45 minute drive. It took me an hour and a half...why you ask? Well, Pulled over to make room for four John Deere tractors, Stopped three times to move turtles out of the road, Pulled onto a dirt road to watch the ten deer grazing in a field of buttercups, Stopped to...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 20 Responses May 14, 2015

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    We come here time and again (yes,

    incarnation) to learn, but really to remember. We each choose our parents, our best teachers to give us experiences that grow and evolve us. We choose painful experiences because this is how we remember compassion. And by the way, our patents choose us, too. It's called a soul...
    QuiriousMe QuiriousMe 41-45, F 12 Responses Jan 14, 2015

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    ... like walking home at the end of day,

    a long work week done, stopping for seconds to notice the sun dogs in the sky, then hurrying home, knowing what comes next ...curling up under a blankie, the fireplace going, and knowing there is a beer in the fridge with your name on it :) Added bonus... a movie available you...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 22-25, F 2 Responses May 9, 2015

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    Every morning when my husband kisses me goodbye

    before he leaves for work, we tell each other, "Be safe and be happy. I love you and I like you." It makes me smile every time. All the simple wishes we have for one another wrapped up in a tiny phrase.
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2015

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    Small things mean the most!

    A hug, a smile, sharing a joke, going for a walk - things with people you love!
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    Difference between I LIKE YOU

    and I LOVE YOU When you like a Flower, you will pluck the flower But When you love a Flower, you will water it Daily. Seems, Life is all about understanding the difference between the two.
    wintersecret wintersecret 36-40, M 8 Responses Aug 8, 2015

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    A quiet Sunday morning,

    the sounds of the birds just outside the window, a cup of yummy coffee, warm fuzzy socks, and a soft blanket.... Good morning :)
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 13 Responses Jan 31

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    Mid-January and all the windows in the house

    are open! Such a beautiful day!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 11 Responses Jan 17

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    My husband and I went to a party last night at

    the house of a couple whom we consider to be exceptional people. The four of us don't often see one another, but we have an extraordinary bond, made up, primarily, of the hardships we face in parenting children with special needs- specifically behavioral disorders. Over the...
    badassgirrrrrl badassgirrrrrl 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 31

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    I feel like I am born in the wrong time.

    I enjoy the sunrise and set in a place where there's o light pollution and you can actually see how beautiful this planet is and take the time to appreciate the nature
    DalyLifeOfDee DalyLifeOfDee 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    When I was a child, I remember a poem on a

    poster that was above my headboard. It was the first poem I ever memorized when I was eight years old. I still remember it. The power of words. The power of simplicity. Life is good. Some people talk and talk And never say a thing. Some people look at you, And birds...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jan 13

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    Out on a job site this morning collecting water

    samples from a water well and I made a new friend.  He kept bringing me this stick to throw, made it hard to work because if I wasnt playing with him, he was barking and trying to jump on me...hilarious 
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 18 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    I love seeing my grandmother,

    even just talking to her for a short while makes me feel good. She's full of positivity and it's infectious. I try to call her at least every two days - a small thing but she adds so much to my life, that in reality, it's actually so much bigger. :)
    hsargasso hsargasso 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    everyday I lay in bed alone.

    in this good size home everyone is here but I am alone. so I wait for my daddy to txt me, asking is my baby girl ready to come home. yes daddy!! take me home...
    highway55 highway55 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    A cold beer, some good music,

    and some great company....that's all I need
    positivevibes23 positivevibes23 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2015

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    I was stuck in traffic earlier

    and there was a little girl that was in the car in front of mine, who was looking out the back. She shyly waved at me when she saw me looking. I smiled and waved back. This made her happy and she started waving more enthusiastically. I waved back. She waved again. We pretty...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 10 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am a simple woman in all ways.

    I love things that others would find boring. Evenings hearing the crickets, afternoons hearing Katydids, the smell of cut grass, butterflies on a field of wild flowers, late afternoon walks.
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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    I do, I really do...like

    when I could come home at lunch, kick off my shoes, plop down on the couch and just relax for a few minutes...oh how I miss those days...
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 2

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    The stars at night. The sunrises

    and the sunsets. Movements of trees. Reading a book. A cup of tea. Going on walks.
    doveinflight doveinflight 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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    An unexpected Twilight Zone marathon today!

    !! I am such a nerd sometimes!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 10 Responses Jul 4, 2015

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    When you get out of the shower

    and you get into your bed for the first time after changing the sheets. Can you say.....heaven?
    dmc313 dmc313 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    And today there is a light dusting of snow on

    the ground and hot chocolate on the stove. My reward for my busy outside day yesterday is a cozy inside day today. My wish is for everyone to have one small light in their world today.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    To grow up we must learn to live

    and to live we must accept vulnerability. To accept vulnerability we must learn to over come it.
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Waking up with my dog waiting

    for me to wake up, hiding under the covers and my dog digging me out like a Saint Bernard :)
    phoenix9009 phoenix9009 31-35, F Jan 31

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    I don't need to be drop dead gorgeous to

    everyone. I just want to be beautiful in his eyes. I want to catch him just watching me the way I want to steal glances of him. I want to know when he sees other women that in his eyes he finds them lacking. it's just that simple.
    lostinthewater lostinthewater 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Love days like this at work.

    Just makes all the bad disappear for awhile...
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 20

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    My little desktop humidifier

    and my coffee cup warmer! Helping me breath easy and keeping my coffee warm on this cold, dreary morning. Good morning to all and may you find the one thing to ignite your inner light today.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 19

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    People say that accomplishing big things in

    life are amazing and that little things don't matter. But to me it's the little things that give life it's magic.
    dev0218 dev0218 18-21, M Feb 2

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