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I Live a Simple Life

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    I always thought something big

    and great was going to happen to me. I was always waiting for that to happen. In the meantime, I worked, married, had children, etc. I finally realized that something great and big had happened to me and I didn't even realize it. It was having 3 wonderful children and finding...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    The Value Of Being Right And Sticking To It.

    About 6 or 7 years ago, my aunt, then 89 years old had fallen and broken her hip. She had never married and lived alone on a sheep and chicken farm. At this point, she was still taking care of chickens and gardening, completely independent. she had to go to a rehab nursing...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    What Is This?

    I love living a simple life. Having what I need and less of what I think I want. Life for Rob and I is basic and we try to keep the drama at bay as much as possible. Our home is our sanctuary and everything has its place and every purchase we have made for our new life together...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    Happy Nov. 12th.

    Once a year we celebrate an event that is yours alone A time when creation stood still to watch in awe. A miracle, transforming you from thought to crying babe A moment that those who cared will always recall. It's not a day that ages you or makes you wrinkle It's not a...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Down On The Farm

    It is simple. It is pure, organic, unadulterated, fresh, in touch with the elements, with nature, with flora to delight the senses, and fauna that enchants and befriends in many gorgeous ways. I see myriads of stars, planets, shooting stars, satellites and other celestial bodies...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    My Outer Life At Least.

    My inner life, not so simple. lol. In fact, I have a strange feeling that I might be a little NUTZ. I don't think it's anything to be extremely worried about though. haha. I live in the country on about an acre of land with my family. Well actually it's just mom and I.... That...
    Simplyliving Simplyliving 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    I Will Protect My Friends

    I will have you know that I am not afraid to get violent with you if you pick on my ep friends. Prepare yourselves foolish perpetrators of imaginary violence and tomskullery. If need be I will do one of the following.. And if need be even more I will do MORE of the following...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Ranch Life

    "Ranch" is actually too grand a term for 28 acres. But since we have horses and our attempts at growing anything are mostly a miserable failure...ranch it is. My father has a multitude of free range chickens with which I try to remain uninvolved. Emergency back up only where...
    Epiphany68 Epiphany68 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    most of my life I have strived to make

    as much money, as possible.. now I just make enough and I am happy most of the time. Before I was always stressing and wanting more. The more I made the more I wanted. What about you
    jarret1234 jarret1234 51-55, M 1 Response May 15, 2014

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    Oceans

    I live a simple life. Work-house, House-work. Family-house, House-family. But apart from that, something extra-ordinary that I can consider not simple. I have a wide ocean of emotions to explore with.
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2012

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    Artifact

    I am the eldest son of a postman.  My dear father was a severe man.  He died recently but he was almost dead from tuberculosis  when I was four. That was within a decade after the 2nd World War.  The times were harsh.  People had to struggle to survive...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 5 Responses May 7, 2010

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    "welcome?"

    OK, I've held my silence long enough! (actually I have been discussing it with friends, but not writing about it)Here's a scenario: Let's say you go to a furniture store and purchase a couch. You have it delivered, then next day go to work and upon returning home, the salesman of...
    basementsong basementsong 41-45, M Mar 18, 2013

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    The Most Simple expression On The World: The expression Of Nature

    so romantic, beautiful, yet simple a little miracle of nature
    zuzi57 zuzi57 51-55, F Apr 29, 2012

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    Slow Down You Move Too Fast

    I stepped off the merry-go-round I found the fast pace of life stressful and unfulfilling.   I felt ill in mind and body trying to keep up with the so called "normal" life intensity. My life might be boring to  others but it suits me well.  I don't have a bored chemical...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 61-65, F 5 Responses May 29, 2012

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    People ask me how can I be so happy after all that's happened to me, well the truth is... I chose to be happy and to live my life to the fullest instead of laying in bed all day...
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    I live my life by this one piece of advice. I'm not the judge and jury and I can only speak to my personal journey. Enough said.
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    Its the little and simple things in life that make me feel good. I dont need big, fancy, or complicated things in my life to make me complete.
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