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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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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

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    Finding joy in the simple things is one of

    life's little pleasures. I try to be mindful of the beauty in this world. I try not to let it pass me by while my head is down staring at my phone. I've gotten back to the joy in life, to raising my face to the sun or the rain and being grateful I get to experience both.
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 4

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    Playbacks254 Playbacks254 18-21, M Jul 9

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    " Don't worry when I argue with you,

    worry when I stop, because it means, there's nothing left to fight for ... "
    redDya91 redDya91 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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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 am so used to four walls

    or a venture into the garden or cooking for others and cleaning but feel I am missing out on so much more ok I do have the odd shopping trip but that's even getting boring but then again I should be grateful
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 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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    After 10 years , I finally get to visit my

    family:-D It is amazing to remember how it feels to be loved for who you are and love them back the same way. I'm so glad to be here :)
    Niloofari Niloofari 41-45, F 5 days ago

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 28

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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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    Quiet...just the quiet.

    Quiet surroundings, quiet mind, the quiet breeze rustling the trees and tickling my skin...just. pure. quiet.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 14 Responses Jun 5

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    ElaineH123 ElaineH123 70+, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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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

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    ElaineH123 ElaineH123 70+, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    jamme30 jamme30 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I appreciate my life,

    period. I once saw an old tramp with his grey skin, thick with ashy dirt, long matted grey beard, long matted grey hair, dirty track pants, dirty shirt not done up, huge belly, pour a bottle of yellow, frothy liquid down the drain outside, leaving his belongings on their...
    Teamouse Teamouse 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Like women! NO! But seriously,

    what could be better than watching a sunrise or sunset, seeing the smile on a kid's face when you give a small inexpensive present, the rain on your face, the comfort of a familiar bed at night....so many simple things taken for granted or overlooked, but so much that bring...
    DejaVu101 DejaVu101 56-60, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    my childhood brings me joy i often think back

    on the good ol days,, who else remember allowance deductions,fun DIP sticks candy,baseball cards,stretch Armstrong & eerie Indiana?
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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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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    The sunshine coming thru the window.

    ..sitting in its warmth, on a very cold day. I'm almost purring like a cat....lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 17

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    After a mentally and emotionally draining week

    I'm perfectly content staying home spending the day listening to the Disney station, cleaning, and dancing/playing with my daughter. For tonight, a small fire and a couple of beers.
    Bluebell83 Bluebell83 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses Jul 10

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    When the tp runs out

    but still have a replacement roll, scary bees that do a good job of pollinating, peanut butter on vanilla wafers, sun-kissed cheeks, 90 candles on the cake (let's not burn down the house grandpa), those who are patriots to love.
    abeebop abeebop 31-35, F Jul 5

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    My 16 month old daughter,

    barefoot, running through the grass.. she stops, reaches down, yanks off a dandelion, and pressed it to her mouth/nose.. Full on giggles! There is nothing better.
    blueerick blueerick 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Just being there for me.

    ..Thats all I need from you.
    KosmicKonnection KosmicKonnection 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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

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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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    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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    Things are to complex in this PC society we

    live in today. Why cant people mind there own business and cherish the things in there life. Enjoy the small stuff people take for granted.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 7 Responses Jul 19

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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 1 Response Jul 3

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    Sleep!!! Sleeping is nice

    because you're not actually dead and you're not awake, so it's just a win win situation. Yes, I appreciate sleep. LoL
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    SimplyserendipitousXoxo SimplyserendipitousXoxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I have started a blog

    that addresses these simple things in life that are often taken for granted. It's on tumblr because I'm not anticipating that too many people will look into it seriously. If you're bored and would like to give it a gander, it is called All Things Beautiful
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    An unexpected Twilight Zone marathon today!

    !! I am such a nerd sometimes!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 16 Responses Jul 4

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    I appreciate intuition.

    No matter how distorted those feelings maybe, our intuition is usually telling us EXACTLY how it is.
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9

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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 10 Responses Jun 30

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    I appreciate honest people.

    With the world filled with so many liars, and secrets, it's very rare to come across someone who is completely 100 % honest with you. Even if their truth and honesty hurts, ALWAYS respect tha fact that their being honest with you. It shows that they care.
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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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 5 Responses Jul 4

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    But I don't appreciate being treated like an

    idiot or something you have just scraped off your shoe but then again ppl find it easy to do by text
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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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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    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 20 Responses May 14

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