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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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    Just being alive is amazing.

    Life is beautiful.
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 5 Responses May 10

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    I love when new babies wrap their entire little

    hands around your finger. It melts my heart every time.
    ShesSimplyKenny ShesSimplyKenny 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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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    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 41-45, F 23 Responses May 14

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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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    lisemarii lisemarii 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today is just amazing,

    what a beautiful day.
    endlessenvirons endlessenvirons 36-40, M 1 Response May 11

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    When was the last time someone behind you at

    the grocery store gave you the extra $ (that you thought you had) to pay the cashier? People that do things like that amaze me. <3
    lisemarii lisemarii 22-25, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Every night I usually come home late

    after sports activities, yet as I get out the car and my sister and mum go ahead into the house I can't help but look up at the night sky and be so satisfied of how beautiful the night sky is ...
    Hiddenmusician Hiddenmusician 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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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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    The times where I'm just completely focused on

    my art with the blurred words that block out reality
    RoyallyJustMe RoyallyJustMe 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Genuine people. Hard to come by nowadays cause

    everyone seems too caught up in themselves to care about other people but, to the ones I know, I salute you.:)
    lisemarii lisemarii 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    give this post a like

    and I'll be happy that's all it takes
    lex1515 lex1515 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    there is just something about silence

    that is so comforting.but few people appreciate it
    late0 late0 18-21, M 1 Response May 9

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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 2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Now living with 7 people,

    yes 7. I have 7 roomates smh ....I don't think I appreciated having my own place in the past. Like I reallllllllllllly miss having my own place and privacy. You learn ALOT when living with somone, especially 7 people, who all have different personalities. Next time, if I ever...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 4 Responses May 9

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    rizalyn rizalyn 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    The great feeling when you are in the shower

    and hot water is flowing on your head and down your spine! I love it!
    thinpink thinpink 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 29

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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 14 Responses Jan 14

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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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    The music blasting through the earphones

    while laying down on the ground under a tree and adoring the beauty around you 😌
    RoyallyJustMe RoyallyJustMe 13-15, F 3 Responses May 9

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    Every place on Earth has its unique type of

    beauty. Photo taken in Guatemala
    isuvillaga isuvillaga 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Life is like riding a bicycle.

    .. to keep your balance, you must keep moving....
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Like quiet. And sunsets.

    Really big trees & the outdoors overall (as long as it's not raining). Seeing parents with their toddlers. Stuff like that keeps me smiling.
    lisemarii lisemarii 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Today I have been happier

    than I have been in a long time :)
    stti stti 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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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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    jtymez4 jtymez4 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was at the shops purchasing a few groceries

    only an hour ago. Debating as to whether or not to purchase a shopping bag, I declined. After all, I managed to carry the items to the register with no issues. As I was walking to my car it became clear the 15 cent bag would've come in handy.. I was crossing the parking lot...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 5 Responses May 11

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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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    I love walking out the front door on a sunny

    morning and hearing the birds chirping as I am leaving for work.
    2020dreamscreen 2020dreamscreen 26-30, M 3 Responses May 10

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    MsDemeanorMe MsDemeanorMe 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    kool25 kool25 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Just ...... him <3 <3 (hate

    that we can't post emojis here)
    lisemarii lisemarii 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    The company of friends,

    good food and a drink are all it takes. sometimes just a quiet day outdoors with nature and no distractions.
    ShockArmstrong ShockArmstrong 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sugarface1 Sugarface1 46-50, F 12 Responses 5 days 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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    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9

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    hoplessromance hoplessromance 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13

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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 5 Responses Apr 15

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    I miss tracing the lines of your tattoos.

    I miss the feeling of your shoulder blades the way your muscles flexed when we made love. I miss your laugh, that loll on your face when I'd say " baby I'd live in a card board box if it was with you". I miss you. R.I.P my heart.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 9

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    Call me a nerd or whatever

    but I absolutely love reading. I never want to throw books away after I've read them. I meet a lot of people my age that are actually shocked to find that I buy books to actually read & not study with. Whenever I'm on the bus or out somewhere people look at me like I'm alien or...
    lisemarii lisemarii 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    At the end of the day's B.

    S., the simple things are getting home to your spouse, kids, a loyal dog, a warm meal, and a good bourbon/whiskey