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I Think People Forget the Beauty In Everyday Life

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    A Leaf Outlined Against The Sky

    Sometimes on a walk I will stop under a tree feeling peaceful, and just look up instinctively. It looks so pretty, seeing the detail in the green leaves directly over my head, the tiny furry hairs, the veins, the scalloped edges, and at the top blue sky obscured in places by...
    javeachica javeachica 56-60, F 9 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    Why do girls before even we

    as at men started talking to them they think we only want sex for myself I'm think I'm just need love
    enzomilan78 enzomilan78 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Most of the people either dwell in the past

    or in the future. Some can't get over with any traumatic experience they had in the past.They let it fester until it destroys them. Others think if they get this or that then they will be happy.When they get what they wanted they might be happy for a short period.But this...
    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    Open Your Eyes

    People should be aware and grateful every morning, for just waking up. Then they should be aware of the air, the light, and comforting feel of where they live. Be happy the trees are there carrying the wind down the valley, and roar of the river over the boulders and rocks as it...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 5 Responses Apr 9, 2012

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    So Many Lovely Blessings ........

    Today I am especially aware of the perfection that is my life.... 1.). The finches at the feeders...I hear their song 2.). My 2 cats love me...their purrs are a lovely meditation 3.). I feel the earth's joy with the approaching spring 4.). Coffee......a treat I enjoy every...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 8 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    I Lived In The Forest For 57 Days..

    It was not by choice i am 16 and i kept getting in alot of trouble so i got sent to a program called new vision wilderness. at first i couldnt stand it i hated being out their i had to hike every other day sleep in a one person tent and drink watter from a streem i also had to...
    kodyrivera kodyrivera 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Everything has lost its taste.

    Every motivation has lost its wind....adrift in an emotional sea....lost with no place to be... I need more than someone's company. Some passion and desire not lust and gain...something from inside me something Without a name.
    chaos321 chaos321 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    My boyfriend's brother seems to be overwhelmed

    with college. It's important to always look at the brighter side of things. I know at times we all feel alone, but there is always God secretly waiting to surprise you with a huge burst of love and happiness.
    SoulfulJourney SoulfulJourney 18-21, F Mar 5

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    I mean just what this title says.

    You're alive aren't you? Youre breathing aren't you? You should value that. Life is short and one day, could be tomorrow, it could be taken away from us. You need to be thankful for what you have even though it may not be a lot. Everybody's life is different. Some have money...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Taking The Time To Say Hello, To Say Goodbye, I Am Sorry And I Love You.

    They say that whatever doesn't kill you makes one stronger. I had my doubts for a while. The moment I heard that my husband and childhood sweetheart had been taken away from me, my world stopped. I was devastated and inconsolable when I heard the terrible news that my love had...
    spicyforever8 spicyforever8 26-30, F 14 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    We all rush around everyday

    that we never appreciate life in itself. I get so overwhelmed sometimes with the beauty surrounding me its incredible.
    nessa4ever nessa4ever 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2014

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    Each And Every Day

    I thank God every day for my children.Without them, I never would have known how good red wine tastes with chicken nuggets.
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 7 Responses May 1, 2013

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    Every day  I wake up is a present.

    I don't need the holidays to remind me...what  gift it is to just breathe. All the warm feelings you feel during the holidays, I feel every day. So you can relate to me now. Remember these days of warmth ofloving... treasure them, and you will never be alone. I have...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 7 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    has anybody ever looked up at a tree with all

    the leaves on it and to just lay underneath the tree and whatched the tree limbs shake in the wind. sometimes the tree looks like tiny little stars when you look up at them. I find it to be so pretty.
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I slipped on my house shoes

    and grabbed the bird feed. So many waiting to eat, the snow and ice had everything covered up. I sowed the seed all about the pines and around the ground. As I was walking back inside, I looked up. It is cold out but the blue skies warmed my soul. My eyes caught all the...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 6

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    People overlook the small

    and simple things as people just race against time rushing around getting to places and living the  same old routine life!People underestimate time! I'm sure if people look carefully at their schedule they can at least have 2 hours free time to themselves but if thats...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    dreamydoc dreamydoc 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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    Everyone is too obsessed with trying to be

    trendy to notice the little things that make life beautiful. Trying to fit in takes time away from enjoying life. Live for yourself because you are absolutely beautiful.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Yes i feel you are right there morning breeze.

    .if we could just stop for a short moment to smell that flower..listen to that birds morning song..gaze and marvel at the bright colours of that butterfly..i feel we miss so much..seems like small things but to me they are huge..these moments balance me..calm me..make me smile...
    neverdiewondering neverdiewondering 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    Paradox Of Life

    "The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more...
    lovelywings lovelywings 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    yeah theres beauty in it doesent automatically

    mean lifes better it was beautiful outside on 9/11
    Beutifulman1970 Beutifulman1970 41-45, M Apr 17

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    I forget. Constantly.

    .. I need only look out of the window.
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F Oct 22, 2014

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    Little Piece Of Concrete

    I wrote this piece last year. It was the day I decided that regardless of how depressed, confused or tough life gets - I will always push on and be grateful. It was the day I decided to live for myself. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012 @ 11:50 AM Little piece of concrete I picked up a...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    You know I notice a lot of depressing

    situations on this site. Not judging. At all! But what I want to point out is, that this world is turning out to be such a depressing place to live in. It's so hard to let people be happy with out crushing on their dreams, or their motivations. I try my best to be happy and I'm...
    stajapandabear stajapandabear 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Experiencing the Magic of Everyday Life

    I was reading a book by Alan Watts yesterday, on Zen, and came across this quote. I really liked it. I think he gets to what really deep spirituality is about. It's not about doing all the right prayers or going to church, or studying a religious text. It's about feeling at ease...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 11 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    Beauty is all around us.

    Too often we don't take the time to notice.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My view. Raining....

    .. Thunder...... Comfort....
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    Dirge

    It is perhaps the most tragic of amnesias... Forgetting that the obvious is often hidden right beneath our nose - the blue flashing star reflected in a puddle and panoramas within the petals of a rose
    DelaneyB DelaneyB 26-30, F Jan 3, 2011

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    I've lost sight of such beauty in my life,

    but I notice it in others
    MatildaBlack MatildaBlack 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Have you ever taken a step back

    and actually looked at your life? Not by looking in the mirror and seeing who you are but looking back at who you have become, the person you are now. Where you are in your life, where you have been, what you have seen and what you have experienced in your lifetime. Your very...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Learning about Hellen Keller really helps me

    appreciate the everyday wonders that we so often miss.
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F Apr 26

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    Change Your Thinking

      It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.   Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.  One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.  His bed was next to the...
    omgamg omgamg 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    The "only" thing that has gotten me thru this

    life of mine was the beauty I saw every single day. It may have been a sunrise that started the awe I feel for life to a butterfly that is in sight. I have always since I was a child, loved to plant a seed and watch it grow. Giving it loving care and in return helping me to grow...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 9 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    Game Time!

    As faerie was walking down the town village, I began to smile at the beauty the village has to offer. Often times, we fail to see what is right in front of us, and we miss out on what could be more... than our mere profiles. Beauty is all around us... and within us. And opening...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    Check In, Realize Where We Are

    If you are reading this, you have survived your entire life up until this point.  Traumas, heartbreaks, devastation, all the phases of life and fights against death.And here you are.  You go, motherfcuker.  You're awesome.
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    *things to remind myself to be grateful*

    Chance. Time. Energy. Fresh air and clear water. Nutrition and shelter. Body. Bones, brain, heart, blood, flesh, nerves. Hands to touch and to hold. Feet to stand and to run. Sensation. Fingertips, nose, eyes, ears, tongue. Consciousness. Emotions, dreams, memories, questions...
    eidolonnexus eidolonnexus 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Mar 13

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    Feel Life

    I love sensation Too often people forget how it feels to be alive. Sometimes we take the ability to simply breath for granted for too long of a time. Our time, right now, is beautiful. You can hear me and I know you're listening and are here with me in this past moment I once had...
    emdi emdi 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    There's a place in Murcia Negros Occidental

    called the Mambukal Resort with 7 Falls and Bat Sanctuary. A lazy hot spring dip while watching bats sleep upside-down in trees has been an amazing experience. :)
    bloodempress bloodempress 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Standing Beneath Pine Trees

    Yesterday I was standing in a field next to some pine trees. The sun was setting, the sky orange. The grass was a beautiful bright green. I put my hand on the tree's bark and felt her life, and a big grin came over my face. That kind of deep connectedness, unity with trees...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 31 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    Tell Me

    Tell me that people are capable of positive actions just because they want to do it, not because they might get something in return. Tell me that it's possible to trust someone unconditionally, without fear of them having an ulterior motive. Tell me that it's possible to love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    PendleMajick PendleMajick 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    BlackPanther18 BlackPanther18 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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