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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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    Today was one of those days

    where it seems I was under attack by a force that was trying to bury me in negativity and bad news. The day was spiraling to put it mildly. As I looked in my rear view mirror driving home, I noticed the sunset. I pulled over onto the shoulder of the road, got out of my car...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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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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    When I can spend a weekend at home with my

    family without fighting! All I want is peace!
    BlackBeauty35 BlackBeauty35 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Flowers are the simple things in life.

    I love it but of course I don't like pollen because I am allergic to it.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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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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    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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    rizalyn rizalyn 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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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 rained last night.

    I walked out on the back porch and took a huge deep breath. so very refreshing! I love the smell in the air after a fresh raining......
    smillyboy smillyboy 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    We must remember that nothing in this world

    really belongs to us. At best, we are merely borrowers.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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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 more I think of it,

    the more I realize there are no answers. Life is to be lived.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    hagmaier hagmaier 41-45, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    I appreciate Skeeter

    and still appreciate all animals even though my beloved cat passed away. *sniff* I need someone's support.😰
    Peeingonmyownbutt Peeingonmyownbutt 56-60, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am just a simple girl

    who loves singing and feel sorry about others oops thea people like me.luv u guys
    sandra1994 sandra1994 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 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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    "Sorry" used to mean I won't do it again.

    Now-a-days, it means "I messed up, But this time I'll try not to get caught next time." #F'kd generation
    mrbaiya mrbaiya 16-17, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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 5 Responses Mar 11

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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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    Like freshly baked bread.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    He's perfect, life's perfect,

    it's so good right now and simple it's almost boring lol but I like this kind of boring. To just be able to do little things or big things with him is SOO amazing. I love him more than I love air. He's my everything and I can't wait to spend forever with him ^_^
    ChildOfHarmony ChildOfHarmony 16-17, F Mar 7

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    Simple is what works best

    for me. Work hard and be good to those closest to you and that will get you thought. When you get all caught up in life and drama and useless **** it has a way of bringing you down. Gossip and trifling with people only gives you foot in mouth syndrome and leaves you looking...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I appreciate simplicity

    and the uncomplicated. For instance, the performance of my daily, supposedly mundane tasks helps me feel that all is as it should be, at least in my small corner of the world. If more of us could appreciate life on this basic level, perhaps all would be well, or at least much...
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I dont know What is life,

    i just know that i am here and i have consciousness. I thank for this creator universe that gave me the gift of existence and reality. I will live my whole life contemplating this mistery and miracle, nothing more i've got to do. This should be the main focus of people's lives...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    the simplest thing in life is being yourself .

    ...........material things is nothing without you
    pamela28 pamela28 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Now living with roommates (

    who are driving me up the wall ) I appreciate AND miss my privacy and freedom. If I'm ever Blessed to have my own place again, I defiantly will appreciate it more.
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I appreciate the days I can sleep in,

    and gather my thoughts as I lay in bed. I appreciate taking a long, hot shower and feeling the warmth along my skin. I appreciate time spent with friends.
    JackMann JackMann 22-25, M Mar 9

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    I love Saturday mornings.

    I took a leisurely stroll to the local coffee shop, and made my way to the weekly farmers market in my neighborhood. This morning I stopped by my brothers house first and we walked together, catching up with one another. The air was crisp, and the sun shining so bright. I...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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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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    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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    I really only want three things in life

    after I obtain my qualifications. A well paying job, a cozy apartment and fast internet.
    AugustAshes AugustAshes 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    pokingsnare pokingsnare 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I'm ready for a perfect spring Saturday.

    .. New book, hammock, glass of sweet tea, cool spring breeze
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 9

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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!
    AnaSimla AnaSimla 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 26

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