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I Appreciate the Simple Things In Life

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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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    Probably Without An Appreciation For Simplicity I Would Be F&*king Mad

    The world I act in is one of simplicity, however the world in my head is one of complexity. I think I need both. I like the rhythm of a life planned out and acted on accordingly. I like to know those things that will basically fall on each day. Much like the seasons, I like the...
    OkayBut OkayBut 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2010

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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 Feb 14

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    I'm so delighted of what I got this morning.

    The driver of my boss handed me a white envelope. When I opened it, a check amounting to 50,000 pesos ($ 1,142). There's a note attached to the check saying." To: MY SISTER & PARTNER, ENJOY SHOPPING... Thank you LORD for the blessing!!
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 8 Responses Jun 29

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    StevePeralta StevePeralta 31-35, M Jun 9

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    Sometimes it takes sadness to know happiness,

    noise to appreciate silence, and absence, to value presence. maby once whatever it is is gone then you'll appreciate it better.
    beautiful8307 beautiful8307 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 9, 2012

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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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    If u look around u and get passed the war

    and violence ,u may see that the world doesn't appear to be such a scary place anymore ,it's just...well simple Look up,there's birds in the sky lost in circled flight or resting on a roof top singing their song for a few short minutes while the world keeps turning .or look at...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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

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    The fact that I'm alive

    and well, breathing, when there are so many people who are ill and dying... How I can hear, see, smell, taste, and touch... A good laugh, the kind that hella hurts but feels great. And most important, love. Not necessarily boyfriend and girlfriend love but just loving someone...
    BrohovahsWitness BrohovahsWitness 18-21, F Jun 13

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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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    I wish he could understand

    that I love him for him. I want to hold his hand, hug him, cuddle with him, feel him, enjoy life with him. I want to lay down on the grass, look up at the sky, dream, relax, be happy because he's beside me. Not many understand that love does not always mean you can talk...
    MasterTusi MasterTusi 16-17, F 1 Response May 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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    It takes rain to appreciate dry weather ,

    extreme heat to long for winter or parting from friends to value them.I still regret losing touch with my college friends.I blame myself for it as I was the first to get married and change residence..It is my greatest regret now.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    A Late Summer Moment

    The afternoon sun was surprisingly hot today.  Now that it's late summer here it's a real treat to get beautiful weather.  I went walking with my dog and we took a detour through a wooded area that we don't often venture into. Looking into the woods from the bright...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 18 Responses Sep 4, 2010

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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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    There was dinner on the table today.

    Same as there was yesterday, same as there will be tomorrow. I am grateful for the life I live.
    7katelyn1 7katelyn1 13-15, F a week ago

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    I love when I walk outside

    and can tell it has either just stormed or is about to. Something about the smell and tension in the air is wonderful.
    7katelyn1 7katelyn1 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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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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    Yes like just relaxing on a chair with a pillow

    behind me, Ariana grande tattooed heart on and apple cider in a glass cup. Follow me on instagram sashakimi3.... I'll follow back
    sashakimi3 sashakimi3 18-21, F Mar 10

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    What can be more beautiful

    than the kiss of a lover, waking up to bird song in the morning, you child excitedly shouting "daddy, daddy, daddy" when you get home from work. There are so many simple beautiful things in life that I am sad for those that go through life blind to them every day.
    pwis2648 pwis2648 31-35, M Jun 17

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    Illw84u Illw84u 26-30, F Mar 7

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    Why? Because the simple things somehow have

    more meaning to them to me
    Nateweezy Nateweezy 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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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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    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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    I suppose my appreciation of the simple things

    in life began very early in life with some of the many lessons learned-taught by the belt or switch. I and my sisters learned the value of the dollar. If you don't work then you don't eat. If you put in a full day at work then expect your reward of a full paycheck at the end of...
    Spicedpecan0617 Spicedpecan0617 61-65, F Jun 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 19

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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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    There are many simple pleasures in life I truly

    appreciate. For instance a simple cold glass of water, so refreshing. A good meal so satisfying after a long day. An unexpected smile from a stranger, it brightens my day. A nice cool breeze on a hot day, it is soothing. Watching snow fall, just a pretty sight until the...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M May 27

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    Like dust-free tables.

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

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    There are a good many people out there

    who can't find satisfaction unless they are spending large sums of money on material things. I honestly think those people will probably never find anything truly satisfying in life. For me, 'big' is not necessary at all. All I need are things like a good cup of coffee that I...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F May 23

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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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    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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    kay! so today i bought a PINK (my fav colour)

    vacuum, coz i need one when i move into he school's residence and what makes it better is that its on sale! -happiness indeed😋💕
    nickisteph nickisteph 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 truly appreciate the simple things in life

    because it sometimes shows how much a person cares for you and how much you care for that person. I believe the simple things come from the heart.
    whyisitsohard44 whyisitsohard44 41-45, F 3 Responses May 19

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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 1 Response Jan 3

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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...
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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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    i dont care that much about material things. caring people and simple good times are enough for me
    MrCleopatra MrCleopatra 51-55, T 1 Response Jul 5

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    Simplicity is everything. Moments that make you feel something. Like sitting around a campfire with the people who mean the most to you or seeing the way someone laughs or smiles...
    starvingforana starvingforana 16-17, F Jul 2

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    No it doesn’t stops here, Certainly not the end of my bad times But it does make the present day worse, smells rotten. You know the kind I like, soft and serene. Calm and...
    nealbrute nealbrute 22-25, F Jun 26

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    I love a smile... A laugh.. Your company is best.... A text with a photo if your creation... That fits me best.
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F Jul 2

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    A real woman can do it all by herself! I real man wouldn't let her
    safarilife13 safarilife13 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Last week I saw two babies who didn't know one another just run up and hug one another. It's the cutest thing I've ever seen and it made me think about what the world would be like...
    NinaKonstantinova NinaKonstantinova 22-25, F