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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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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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    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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    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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    there are so many. often they are over looked.

    amazing things all around us. The smell of a summer rain. The sun shimmering off the morning dew. autumn colors. A soft sensual kiss. the electricity ov a lovers touch. Ahhhh take a moment to savor these little things.
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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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    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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    Like the Sunset. It's always there

    but whenever i see it i felt so good. I love the sight and the feelings that it is giving me. I am starting to be a fan of its greatness by taking a lot of pictures of its beauty. :)
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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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    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 3 days ago

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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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    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!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    It sounds cheesy, but I am truly starting to

    realise that the most value thing you will ever have in your life is time! Time to spend with family, friends and experience new things!
    meldroog meldroog 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 12, 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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    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 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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    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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    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 23

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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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    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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    Coloured my hair (a violet red again like i had

    for years) and eating chocolate truffles. πŸ’†πŸ« Such a nice lil escape, or reprieve, if you will...my life is so crazy right now. Simple pleasures def help.
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 13

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    Oh my goodness! I have to document this!

    Every time I make something, no matter how good it is, it is never better than my boyfriend's mom. lol. He'll say it's as good as hers, but never admit it's better. Just now, he confessed this chicken noodle soup I made is better than his mom's!!! Oh yeah! Mission...
    SupernovaxxGirl SupernovaxxGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 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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    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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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

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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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    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 1 Response Feb 7

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    Sometimes life is about risking everything

    for a dream no one can see but you...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 11

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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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    Like freshly baked bread.

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

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

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    her smile is like whiskey

    and I could keep drinking all night.
    OldViking OldViking 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    Today was so much fun .

    I took my daughter to see paddington - she loved it and for 1 hour and 35 minutes - all was calm and good in my world .
    Dancemomisme1 Dancemomisme1 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 18

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    listening to steely dan.

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

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    Life is a choice.... Choose consciously,

    choose wisely, choose honestly...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 17 hrs ago

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    >"Ma,you're getting older.

    " >>"Why? My legs are not pretty anymore? " >"Did you put the detox patch that I gave you?" >>"Yes. But I prefer your massage. Besides, it's free." ........... >>"I don't feel so good today. I don't have a fever but my legs are sore, I was crying in the afternoon...
    9kty1 9kty1 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I had this amazing lunch.

    . Grilled catfish!! I don't eat catfish but this dude marinates this fish with lemon grass and sesame oil which absolutely brilliant, eliminates the stinky smell of the fish. I never thought catfish would be this sweet. It's kinda fatty,oily fish but it's light. Life is sooooo...
    9kty1 9kty1 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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