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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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    After a long, tiring,

    emotionally draining work week, there's nothing like coming home and just letting it go. A cozy fire, a cup of coffee or tea, the rain on the roof, the cat on my feet, and the laugh of my child. All simple. All beautiful. All I need.
    DaughterOfRain DaughterOfRain 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    There is nothing quite like a soft breeze

    blowing through the open window, moving the curtains to let the morning sun in, and rolling over, snuggling in under the blanket and going back to sleep ... :)
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 14, 2015

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

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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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    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 a week ago

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    Sometimes, it's easy to get lost in the

    complexities of job, family obligations, and a thousand things flowing through my brain. This is why I like to pause, and focus on being mindful of simple things, like the feel of my favorite hoodie, and a phone call from the one I love. Life is grand.
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    ... 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jan 13, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    Sometimes I don't realize how much I take things

    for granted...our town has been without water for 3 days. Something as simple as just rinsing my hands is difficult...pouring water over one then the other...heating water for a spit bath....brushing my teeth....flushing the toilet...cooking. We are having to go out of town to...
    dancingWATERz dancingWATERz 51-55, F 13 Responses Jun 5, 2015

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    Healthyhappylife Healthyhappylife 41-45 1 day ago

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Goldenwonders Goldenwonders 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    Sunrise, sunsets, and sky gazing on a full moon!

    I must have been a werewolf in some other life, or something :p
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 19

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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 6 days ago

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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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    Being able to drink and use clean water,

    having electricity, having food to eat, clothes to change and shoes to protect my feet everyday... are the little things in life that I am grateful of. I've been to places that are destitute of these necessities and I very much sympathize with what the local people have to go...
    clowdy clowdy 18-21, F 13 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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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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