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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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    Just recently, something made me realize

    that the most important thing in every decision we make are not the lessons that we will learn from them or the rewards that we will get from them. What's important is mostly the reason why we do them because those reasons are the things that made us take those choices in the...
    icecoldzt icecoldzt 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Coloured my hair (a violet red again like i had

    for years) and eating chocolate truffles. 💆🍫 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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    My friend just lost her husband.

    I can't even imagine how much she is hurting right now. She said, she wished she could have told him I love you one more time.... So, when I come home tonight... I'm going to hug my kids and husband a little tighter and tell them how much I love them. You never know.. you may...
    iLily40 iLily40 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    It went from just small talk into nearly 6

    hours of a conversation. It's really nice, i feel good and getting into bed with a smile on my face :3
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    People ask me where i get my great

    and wicked sense of humour, i simply say, by observing the life of others and mine, they laugh again.
    ankitgi ankitgi 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Like going out for a walk around town

    or anywhere and greeting everyone with a smile because you never know how much a difference one small thing like a smile makes in someone's day. :)
    Mmarksthespot Mmarksthespot 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    My every day life starts like this.

    .. I wake up in arms of the one I love, we get dressed eat together have some laugh and go for lectures. It's something absolutely ordinary if you live with your other half but I'm glad I have a home, bed where I can sleep, food to eat, bright future ahead and someone I can...
    couture2411 couture2411 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days 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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    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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    We cannot change the cards we are dealt,

    just how we play the hand.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    I'm home having my lunch on my porch looking at

    the tons of rosebuds beginning to form and was just greeted by the years first hummingbird. How can I not feel complete joy and appreciation for this day I have been given.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    vashty vashty 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    Live your life so you don´t have to have any

    regrets when you throw your 70 year old birthday party....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Apr 13

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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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    KMSANDERLIN KMSANDERLIN 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    endlessenvirons endlessenvirons 36-40, M Apr 17

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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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    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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    'good morning princess' It's the most

    beautiful way to start a day
    writerofwhitepages writerofwhitepages 16-17, F Apr 15

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    Value and appreciate the people

    who sacrifice their "something" for you because maybe that "something" was their everything.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    The beach makes me really happy.

    If I can only live near the beach.
    newbienurse newbienurse 26-30 4 days ago

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

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    Walking my border collie,

    Cass,and feeding bread to the wild birds,especially crows,is so precious a time for me to spend. Not that I wander with a rapt expression on my face stuck permanently in place,but I have built a relationship with the birds I feed,and they give me a tiny show of trust,more than I...
    pedrohedgerow pedrohedgerow 51-55, M 6 Responses Mar 11

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    A nice hot bath at the end of the day.

    Cooking for loved ones. Finishing a really good book. Cleaning the kitchen. A really good garlic crusher. Getting phone calls instead of texts. When a dog runs up to you in the park. Hopping on my favourite bus route. When a Tshirt/jeans combo looks better than a smart outfit.
    Rosieb1993 Rosieb1993 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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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    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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    Hi everyone. How's your Saturday night?

    Message me if you wanna talk.
    sazzle17 sazzle17 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    flower beds cleaned up

    and spring flowers are in the ground. that project took over a week but the rewards will last all year. can't wait for the colors to come out......
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    My favorite spot... my husband's chest.

    I love to snuggle up on his chest and neck and get lost in the familiar scent.
    iLily40 iLily40 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Life is this world can be really beautiful.

    We don't stop and appreciate things very often. We are always rushing around. Not mindful of our surroundings and things. One morning I was off to a funeral far away from my home. My bro was driving thru North London when I saw a man fishing in a mini local lake. It was a...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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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 have pleaded a million time to my family to

    live with them coz I'm not safe at Webb house and the next door neighbour and my support worker are humiliating me and violating me and persecuting me but my parents are forcing me to live at Webb house ... I'm really pained and traumatised there and I have spoken to the police...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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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 1 Response Nov 15, 2014

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    A fire with a guitar

    and some people to sing along...
    endlessenvirons endlessenvirons 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I was going into bedroom

    when hubs started following me down the hall asking what I was doing. I told him I was going to wash the bedding to which he informed me the sheets weren't quite dirty enough and body slammed me onto the bed... I love impromptu together time! *blush*
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    charlene0712 charlene0712 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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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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    I try to keep the expression,

    'wake up and smell the coffee' in mind because I sometimes feel like I'm constantly running in hamster wheel in my every day life, much as I enjoy what I do. Just finding small things to sooth the soul can make me feel at peace with the world again.
    missdaisychain missdaisychain 26-30, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Its funny how an hour spent reading in the park

    can improve your day. While reading boring french articles that you can't even comprehend makes you wish to knock your head to the wall.
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have always been blessed with nice friends.

    I have loads of friends and they all care for me , love me and appreciate my presence. I am always pampered by my friends, my elders and my cousins. I have always felt like a spoilt kid.Everyone seems to like me and love me. I feel great and blessed to have so many people in my...
    lovemylife2210 lovemylife2210 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 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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    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...
    SnickerDo0dle SnickerDo0dle 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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