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I Think People Forget the Beauty In Everyday Life

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    I know I do. My personal goal is to have a

    beauty journal, and write one entry a day of something beautiful. Whether be physically appealing or otherwise
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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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    Today it was cold and rainy.

    I had a terribly grumpy outlook on the forecast, but then I looked around. The trees looked greener, the mountains had a mysterious essence. I felt like I was in a wonderland. The rain can be beautiful, even if it is super cold.
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F Jan 8

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    I forget. Constantly.

    .. I need only look out of the window.
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 22

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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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    Chocolate Cakes (Well I Dunno Which Group To Post This)

    Some kind of people gives you a chocolate cake and waits for a tiny piece of chocolate in return! and when they get it they are grateful for it! Just cuz this is their attitude, they give more chances to people more than they should, they may be kinda naive but they are the best...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Time do fly by where you get lazy in feel

    that your beauty is gone. It's never to late to turn that around, everyday I see more man sad than women... Some women show how they feel on their face man show it in their personality. This morning I got ready for work happy as every. I got to work in walk past this handsome...
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    My List

    Hasn't anyone stopped and just looked at the world around us? It's beautiful, yes!, even in rainy Britain it is. Where I live the houses on the hill, the fields of corn next to the river, people fishing, the amazing skyscrapers, the busy streets, the new market square, that...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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    Right now there is a thunderstorm.

    I can hear the rain against the glass of my window, the rumble of thunder and see the piercing flash of lightening. It is beautiful. Powerful. Lightening especially fascinates me, an extreme electric force produced from nature and nature alone, that can create such a visible...
    airelle23 airelle23 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I feel like people in my office would be happier

    if they enjoyed the little things in life like I do instead of concentrating on the bad.
    WeirdlyOdd WeirdlyOdd 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 2

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    I love taking pictures.

    .. Of nature... I love nature. Every season. When it snows and everything is covered in a blanket of white. When it's fall and all the leaves turn beautiful colors. Spring and summer and all of the beautiful flowers... This world is amazing. Think of an orange... Little pockets...
    SWFinNY SWFinNY 31-35, F Apr 5

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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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    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 8 Responses Nov 20

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    The word self harm has gotten to far into this

    world the reason is because the language that god have us became the devils worshiper the devil uses language for humans like us to try to make us kill one of another we are animals we run wild we take things to seriously I mean to be honest me even I do at point of times but...
    Insanityforever Insanityforever 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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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    This is true, we go on everyday living without

    thinking about the beauty of nature.
    KingRichardI KingRichardI 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I find myself like that yes the world is

    beautiful in yes I love living life but the only how life live beautiful only if people live right in stop downing others in judging people in don't know why they dislike you.
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Writing has helped me rediscover it,

    well writing and life, but honestly....same thing ;)
    ADrag ADrag 18-21 Feb 8

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    Today was yet another gloomy,

    wet, and cold day. Decided I wasn't Gonna shut the kids in like loners. Took them to the pool. There I saw them shine with such gorgeous and happy smiles. Sometimes I take them for granted due to being around them 24/7. They're the coolest people in my life.
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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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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    I've learned- although I need to remind myself

    at times- that nothing is more extraordinary than spending time with the people I love. My favorite places are those I've shared with others. Although the Taj Mahal is majestic- and the Louvre is captivating- nothing beats my home.
    tefaire tefaire 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    Trees--are really alive

    for you, if you pay attention to them. They express their personalities like people, and no two alike. After noticing a particular tree for a period of time it becomes an old friend. The size and shape, texture and color, angles and patterns suggests a face and body type as...
    TouchVGrey TouchVGrey 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Everything in nature has a soul.

    You can tell by how they move in the winds. How the trees blow, how the grass shines in the sunlight, how flowers open at sun rise and close at sun set, the clouds of different shapes and sizes, the moon light that helps us see at night, Everything is so beautiful. I myself didn...
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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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

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Mar 12

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    Hahahahaha.... I think it's beautiful

    that I am writing this right now, imagine for one second how many things had needed to happen in order for me to be writing this at this very moment right now . Sometimes I forget how beautiful the present moment is at all times I guess it just a matter of perspective!
    Miguelthemustang Miguelthemustang 18-21, M Oct 22

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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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Mar 21

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    Gratitude For the Abundance In Our Lives

    Why is it that we take our lives so much for granted, always wanting more, so much so that we forget just what we have in front of us?? Why must it take almost losing what we have, before we wake up to the many joys and riches we have in abundance, before our very eyes, if only...
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    I slowly walked towards the gray water near the

    lake shore line, all I could think about was how beautiful it was here, how I just wish I could stay here forever and just sit on the smooth stony pebbles beneath me and listen to the ere quietness that the lake breathed. The silky wind hushed my tangled mind and I could only...
    spiritfreedom spiritfreedom 18-21, F May 10

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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 8 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    A Man Impossible to Classify

    An extremely touching and thought-provoking piece by Laurie Seagel that i just must share with everyone. It gave me a fresh perspective on (not 'life' but)"living". Narrated by Richard Whittaker A Man Impossible to Classify One of my first experiences in San...
    zecchini zecchini 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 18, 2008

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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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    I thank God everyday

    for the things I have... I have the ability to speak clearly, my vision is strong, I can hear things and others, I can walk, bathe myself, feed myself, think effectively, I have options on how to make an income and continue to educate myself with every experience. Because of all...
    brokendarkheart brokendarkheart 31-35, F Feb 8

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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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    BlackPanther18 BlackPanther18 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    True Beauty

               People don't stop to take a real look at the beauty of the world nowadays. The trees, bee, flowers, children laughing, couples holding hands, animals, rivers, lakes, oceans, rainbows created by rain or by a...
    joon joon 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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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 8 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    Carpé diem right?...

    I recently read the book, " the power of now" by eckhart tolle. Live in the now, appreciate and love the beauty of the now, every single day and life will everything you dream of and more!<3
    truthbetold22 truthbetold22 22-25, F Jan 10

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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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F May 8

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    Beauty Is In the Small Things of Life

    Like an embrace the person we love, the smile of a child, a flower and even in the sunset of each day. Beauty it is not only in the material things but also in the gesture of each one of us that we show to someone near us. Many people live their lives waiting for a big moment to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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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

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Apr 3

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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