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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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    I've received numerous pm's from people

    "patting me on the back" for taking care of my mom. I truly appreciate your comments. I do. But please allow me to clarify the purpose of my post. My mother is the most reverberating inspiration one can receive. She has taught me so many lessons, simply by telling her story...
    ImNotSoInnocent ImNotSoInnocent 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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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 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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 sometimes think if I passed away today what I

    would miss... Like the smell of fresh cut grass, the smell when rain comes, the sound of a thunder storm, popping bubble wrap, the smell and sound of the ocean, the crh of seagulls, even the hot sun beating down on my skin.
    IAmTheWolverine IAmTheWolverine 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 14 Responses Jun 5

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    I stopped at a roadside produce stand this

    morning while running errands. Peaches, yellow squash, nectarines, watermelon and cantaloupe! Home grown and fresh from the garden. I love that I live where mom & pops can park their truck on the side of the road and share their tastes of summer with others. I was cutting the...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    In three words I can sum up everything I’ve

    learned about life: it goes on.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9

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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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    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 13 Responses Jan 14

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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...
    Cinnamongrl Cinnamongrl 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    shrekdrek shrekdrek 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    Today I appreciated..

    . -This stupid website. EP is a total mess, but I'm very grateful that it provided a save haven for me during my times of crisis. Now that I'm better, it's nice to be able to look back on everything here. Mind you, EP is getting rid of the blog so I had to rescue all of that...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    The simple things in life,

    what a topic for me to comment on, for many years the simple things in life where, well.simple, getting high as a kite and drunk as a skunk, every day, day after day, night after night, for many years, I swear I've blacked out not a day or two, but years of my life, finally my...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i wish, life was simpler,

    that we didn't have to please others in order to approve us...i wish i could let out...:(
    livinon livinon 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 16

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    What is a fear of living?

    It's being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don't know what you're here to do, then just...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    98 of the Best Things in Life That Money Can't

    Buy: As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. There are certain things in life where currency has no value, such as friends, family, and good memories. A priceless asset is something no amount of money could ever buy but that is probably valued more than any...
    IamnotCharlieSheen IamnotCharlieSheen 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 20

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    Life is full of beauty.

    Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Painting my nails...Pink Flamingo polish with

    Disco Ball glitter topcoat. : ) Girly is a good thing sometimes.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 9 Responses Jun 1

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    My friends would laugh to see me now With

    fondness and appreciation. For they know me well Those few who know me at all. I walk the rocks on the headland Feet bare as I revel in the texture, The damp, the slipperiness. A solid footing despite the wind tugging at my coat. As the sun sinks and the sky colours, The...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 7 Responses Jun 14

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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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    Be it watching my cat trying to catch a bird,

    or sitting in a cafe talking and laughing with a friend, or just observing the colours of the clouds after the sun goes down, it's the little things and being present to them which give me an appreciation of my life.
    FloatingAmongtheStars FloatingAmongtheStars 31-35, M 6 Responses Jun 25

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    I live for those moments

    that can´t be put into words...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    When we embrace the ordinary,

    we find happiness.
    ordminnet ordminnet 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    A piece of toast Sunlight streaming through the

    window Looking out to a frosty lawn, warm in my dressing gown and woollen socks I appreciate the simple things in life.. but....oh....I want to stay in bed with a good book today....rather than go to work.... :-D
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 1

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    For real, I am easy going & simple,

    not some fancy girl I appreciate the small, simple things in life; my crazy kids, nature, unexpected hugs from people you like, moments spent together just chatting or an unexpected friend calling or coming to visit means so much to me :)
    Plaincountrygirl Plaincountrygirl 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 41-45, F 21 Responses May 14

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    It is what it is EP..

    . It is what it is ;)
    zehero zehero 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    People that stick to their word.

    . And keep a promise once made.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Being silly and giggling with my children is

    so simple yet it's my favorite things in the world :D
    nstar1983 nstar1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    I was at the shops purchasing a few groceries

    only an hour ago. Debating as to whether or not to purchase a shopping bag, I declined. After all, I managed to carry the items to the register with no issues. As I was walking to my car it became clear the 15 cent bag would've come in handy.. I was crossing the parking lot...
    SuumCuique SuumCuique 31-35, F 4 Responses May 11

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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

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    There are so many things to be enjoyed.

    ..coffee on the deck, lazy mornings in bed, hearing children laugh, a glass of wine chilled to perfection, watching snow fall, the smell of cinnamon when you walk in the door, watching the sun rise & set, knowing you & your partner are "on the same page" on most things. These are...
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F 3 Responses 5 hrs 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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    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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    I say what I want to say

    and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    The great feeling when you are in the shower

    and hot water is flowing on your head and down your spine! I love it!
    thinpink thinpink 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 29

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    Today I appreciated: -Pleasant co-workers.

    I really do like everyone I work with, and I'm so grateful I can say that and mean it! Sure, there may be a couple of people who do one thing or another that annoy me, lol. But honestly, all of my co-workers are very helpful and I feel like we all work really well as a team...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    After a hot day in the sun.

    ..nothing quite beats hanging out enjoying the smell of fresh cut grass, appreciating the straight lines of the mower, sipping a couple of beers, watching the sun go down as the almost full moon illuminates with the glow of the firepit. Aaahhh...this was a great day!
    kendall376 kendall376 31-35, F 5 days ago

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