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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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    I Love The Simple Things In Life. ..

    Its peaceful in the woods tonight The shadows dance around The trees are swaying in the wind, Snowflakes are falling on the ground. It seems to drift so elegantly As the wind blows it away. Just like the leaves that fell from the trees Because they refused to stay. I sat there...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    I like sitting at my coffee table early in the

    morning with my book, my journal, a pen, and my daily cup of coffee or tea. It's so relaxing because I'm the only one up, and it's quiet, and feeling those warm rays of sunshine from the window on my skin, it's a happy place for me.
    sleevesandbracelets sleevesandbracelets 16-17, F Mar 7

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    Young People Of This Big World Has A Big Responsibility

    The very and most familiar line that we could hear from the elderly friend was "Your Just A Kid who are you tell me such things, as if you had a greater experience than I did"And upon looking to that phrase, the Youth of this world was being discriminated on the capabilities on...
    vanventermarkvaldez vanventermarkvaldez 22-25 May 13, 2013

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    Worth Living

    The simple things in life are what make life worth living. Watching your child smile for the very first time. Hearing your daughter sing her very first solo. Watching your oldest child graduate from High school. Seeing the excitement on your children's face when they get on an...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 9 Responses May 27, 2011

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    It Feels Good To....

    ....be in bed and listning to the rain outside...comforting... ....be in bed and listening to my little dog sleeping quiet and peacful...
    goggo1 goggo1 51-55, F Oct 4, 2013

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    I am SO not high maintenance.

    I can be somewhat of a homebody. I dream of living in the middle of nowhere in the country. Id love to homeschool my kids instead of send them to public school. I don't get my nails done. I don't buy gobs of shoes or handbags or clothes. When life is simple, it's the best...
    CCsworld CCsworld 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    When Was The Last Time?

    i am a down to earth kind of person. i am not a vigilante about going back to basics, but i do appreciate  the simple things. today, the weather was nice. the air was brisk and fresh. the sun tempered the chill . i decided to hang my clothes out on the line. there is nothing...
    smokieBrie smokieBrie 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    "It's The Little Things That Brings Joy"

      You can lose all BIG material things, but what matters the most are the little things/small things that can be more appreciated..Nice song by India Arie..
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F Jul 12, 2012

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    Eyes That Listens, Eyes That Sees...

    It is necessary to see what has to be seen to live a life with simplicity, where dreams becomes true. It is in the minutiae where everything that really matters is reveals with bigger clarity. It is the moment where the rays of the sunshines meet the gray clouds and together they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Feb 12, 2011

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    Beautiful Nature

    A blue sky. Rain. The smell of rain. Snow. The way the snow feels, walking and dancing in snow. Grass. A field of daisies (my fave. kind of flower). The warmth of a fire. The moon and stars. A smile. Laughter. Trees. A colorful rainbow. Nature in general. Peace...
    MusicalLover MusicalLover 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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    40 Little Things That Make A Big Difference In Your Day...

    “Enjoy the little things, for one day you make look back and realize they were the big things.” I believe life is in the details. Ongoing small gestures can mean so much more than one grand display of love. Simple pleasures throughout the day can be far more gratifying that...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Aug 30, 2013

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    They Don't Cost A Thing

    I didn't realize how the small,simple things in life actually make me most happy ,contented and loving.    Babysitting my Grandson. Painting, building  and reading to Aiden. I'm free and just me.  We talk, I teach him new words.. giggle at his antics.  I'm totally focused...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 7 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    I like to read experiences with ************-

    especially from first timers. Thank you
    morbidio morbidio 56-60, M Mar 9

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    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,

    a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have potential to turn a life around.
    SuicidalSilence SuicidalSilence 13-15 Feb 19

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    Simplicity

    Whenever I get upset or i am just having one of those days I try to refocus my thoughts onto other things to help alleviate the current situation. I will start looking for small simple things to distract me for example while driving I will watch for birds or blooming trees in...
    MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 22, 2010

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    It Don't Take Much.

    As for me its the simple things that make my life just a little better.  A smile, or a hug, or a thank you can brighten my day and makes my troubles seem a little less worrisome.   
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    Payday

    After I took care of some bills, I saw that I had a little extra money left. My first thought was that I can finally fill up my tank (after I've struggled to keep it at at least half for the past couple of weeks). Then, I'd celebrate by buying coffee, which I haven't had for a...
    Dyssey Dyssey 70+, F Sep 6, 2013

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    The More I Understand The More In Awe I Become

    Appreciating simple things.  What are the simple things in my life that make my life so special. I enjoy watching a wallaby with a baby joey in its pouch eating my favourite plants in my garden.  I do not like the results of my garden.  I have a choice to scare it...
    Jules65 Jules65 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    That Sunset

    A day spent exploring, solid weight of my backpack on my shoulders, feet moving in a thoughtless rhythm. Fresh, cool water from a fountain.  Money in my pocket to splurge on a dinner out.Walking, feeling full.  Others around me; shoppers and workers and students all heading...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    I Watch...

    There's something I like to do at night when the house is all quiet. It may sound strange to some. I carefully open my son's bedroom door, so as not to wake him, and I stand there for a while and I watch him sleep. I watch his breathing, the movement of the blankets from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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    Kiss

    A long time ago I learned that simple is better. Everyone in has heard the military term KISS, keep it simple stupid. We get caught up in this competition to have the best and newest of everything, but sometimes simple is better. Here are a few simple things I like: Muffins for...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    Basics

    fresh baked bread a warm cup of tea a whiff of jonquils a good conversation
    BreezyPockets BreezyPockets 26-30, F Aug 24, 2012

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    Dream Big. Live Small.

    Growing up, my parents instilled in me and my siblings the joy that can be derived from the simple things that surround us.  I posted in one of the other experience groups how my parents, during the Summer, disconnected television service, forcing us to find pleasure in...
    AaaaaaRGH AaaaaaRGH 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 18, 2010

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    Nature Is Wonderful

    The sun shining through the autumn leaves- my dog running in the fields- a small tub of cerise  cyclamen on my patio - 2 doves drinking water in my garden - a smile from a stranger - going for a walk with a friend- my son making me proud. All this in on day which started...
    liquidamber liquidamber 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Simple Pleasures

    It's the simple things that make me the happiest.   I love going out with my dog in the morning and watching the sun rise.    I love a really good meal (pasta, I LOVE pasta!).   I love the sound of the rain hitting the window, and feeling cozy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31, 2008

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    Beer And A Shower

    Sometimes it's just the simple things in life, the little things, that make you remember that all is not so wrong in the world. It was hot today. And humid. Over 90f, and who knows what the humidity was. Far too warm for what is still a 'spring' day. I work outside for my job...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 3 Responses May 31, 2013

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    The Beauty And Wonder Of The Natural World

    Animals, a rainbow, a butterfly, a happy smile, the happiness of one of my students achieving something they nce thought beyond them, a cup of tea, an act of kindness. These are just a few things that make the world an appreciably happier place in which to live.
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M Jan 5, 2012

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    A Few Of My Favorite Things

    - a pair of gloves - the warmth of clothes just out of the dryer - that slight chill of autumn mornings - watching the sunset while enjoying a cup of coffee on a balcony - the smell of books - a genuine smile - breakfast - flowers on the table - art and music
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    A Day In The Park

    I live in the city and sometimes I need to go out and get some fresh air and get away from the everyday routine So Today I took my daughter to the playground, I enjoy looking at the lil kids playing, the dogs running around, specially the breeze, I was seating next to a tree...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    1. Sometimes, God leads you to do difficult

    things, not because He wants to make your life difficult, but because He has breakthrough for you. He wants you show you that His grace is enough even if you don’t think you are.2. It’s never too late for anything— to go back to God, to start reading books, to start...
    starskies starskies 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Like any person I want things

    until I get them, then I want something else. I wanted a big jacked up truck until I had five of them and realized they are fuel pigs. I wanted snowboards and dirt bikes and holidays until I had all of them several times over. I wanted a wife until I had a wife, then I got bored...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M Jan 29

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    My Family Photographs.

    I'm looking thru an album of my family. Pictures that have all the stages of my life. When I see a picture that makes me smile I feel warm. It's how I know it was a good moment in time. Some things I won't be able to get back, ever. Some things are meant to be experienced once. I...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F Feb 16, 2013

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    I bought myself a popcorn popper today .

    .. my old one went out quite a few years ago ... was doing the microwave thing for awhile but that got old ... tonight I'm going to have myself some fresh popped buttered popcorn ... it's been a long time
    midnighttrain61 midnighttrain61 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I now know why things happened the way they did.

    You taught me so much over the days we spent together. Even though we never met, our "connection" you said we had makes sense. Sure, I feel like I was led on, but I have learned so much. Thank you for everything you did, even if I can't talk to you ever again. I'm sorry it ended...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2

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    How To Appreciate The Simple Things In Life...

    Appreciation: In this post, I would like to talk about how to appreciate the simple things in life. So all it takes to appreciate anything is to directly experience it. In other words, when we directly experience something through one of our five senses, appreciation often...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Aug 30, 2013

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    I Appreciate

    A warm sunny day with just the right breeze blowing. Good times with good people. The comfort I do have in my warm blanket, fuzzy socks and broken in jeans. Tasty food made with caring hands. Feeling strong and healthy when I do. Seeing my kids do something good, just...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Appreciation Comes With Age

    the older i get, the more i appreciate so many more little things than i ever use to. this is important. when a person's very young, they may appreciate the simple pleasures of "life", yet i think it's really more special or deeper when you are a bit older.  
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    Illw84u Illw84u 26-30, F Mar 7

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    I Love Nature Down To The Tiny Details

    Nature is it! I'm a survivalist and an outdoors-man to the max. I envision myself building a cabin or oasis of some sort out in the middle of the woods or jungle. But before I do that I'll explain the 'simple' things. What simple things I 'NEED' in my life always: - Breathing...
    Alpha11n7 Alpha11n7 22-25, M Feb 24, 2013

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    I Like The Springtime

     i love everything about the spring, i also love the summer, the sun, the heat, the beach, nothing makes me happoer than good weather =]
    NeverBeenKissed93 NeverBeenKissed93 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    The Simple Things In Life Have a Lot of Value Too

    Life isn't just about the monumental events, like graduation, or getting married.  It isn't just about the big things either, like getting a good job, receiving a promotion, taking a cruise, or building or buying a new house.  If that's all we did, we'd never know rest...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2009

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    Things like a good cup of coffee in the morning,

    talking to friends and family about anything and everything, a sunny day, hearing a favorite song on the radio when I wasn't expecting to. They may be simple things, but to me, they make life beautiful in between the big things.
    naranja naranja 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Like dust-free tables.

    Definitely dust free tables. -sneeze-
    Felicity3110 Felicity3110 22-25, F Mar 19

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    Walking Past A Field Of Wild Flowers

    The clouds in the blue summer sky.A gentle spring rain.The sound of children's laughter.A smile from a stranger.Toast and peanut butter.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    Keep the Big Stuff!

    I love the little / simple things in live. It's the small stuff that makes my day every day ... A friend in  a good mood, a well writen story, a nice song when I need it .... Money can't buy my happiness ... LOL
    kinkitty kinkitty 36-40, F 50 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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    Simple things to little things is what counts

    by just complimenting someone or smiling waving while driving to other people you never know what they are going through or facing I challenge you next time someone is driving while your in the passenger seat wave at strangers you never know how happy that could make them :) I...
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F Mar 9

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    Learning Is So Fun,

    I try to learn things. When I am outside, I learn to enjoy it. I learn to get outside and I see what nature is like, what it is to spend time outside. I enjoy the plants and the sun. I enjoy sitting in the grass. I want to write things that I learn and share them in some kind of...
    Christian02 Christian02 18-21, F Jan 21, 2013

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    Beautiful Things In Life

    Sunrise, the start of another wonderful day. Sunset, the end of the day and the start of a beautiful night. Books, when you're looking for adventure, fun, romance, entertainment, ideas and inspiration. Nature and flowers. ‘Stop and smell the roses’ which is simply to...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    Sweat, Cat and Raspberries...

    ...This must be my summer. No fancy vacations. No vacation at all yet. But for some reason, I am able to find more delight than usual in minor things, in those little incidences that are referred to as the simple things in life. And I wouldn't trade it for anything. Today, it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    The simple things <3 Because at the end of

    our journey money and material objects are not what is at the top of our 'what matters most' list in life. If the beauty the experiences and the people that you have formed huge relationships and bonds with that you care about the most. And I realise that you nee to be thankful...
    spiritorchid9 spiritorchid9 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    It's the simple, little things that truly matter.. Nothing has to be major to be heard. Everything is important, you should appreciate the little things in life. Simple is...
    xFreeSpirit23 xFreeSpirit23 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    People find me weird in this way but I really love these small things... 1. Flat lemonade 2. Small stickers 3. A hug 4. Small pictures of things I love 5. A handshake 6. Soft...
    AtticusAneamagus AtticusAneamagus 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I used to not. But now I do. There's something about not having the person you love around. But maybe the appreciation just made things worse
    lunaloves lunaloves 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Not the ones speaking the same language, but the ones sharing the same feeling understand each other.
    intrigued2sub intrigued2sub 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they...
    Qatalyst Qatalyst 22-25, F Apr 11

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