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I Think People Forget the Beauty In Everyday Life

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    My view. Raining....

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

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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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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    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...
    Sierra1993 Sierra1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Mar 13

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 5

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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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    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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    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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    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 Love

    A smile from a childLittle fuzzy puppiesSmelling flowersWatching a sunrise / sunsetSmell of coffeeSlow moving trainsOld TV showsPictures of my friendsMy old jeansSpringBrisk Fall morningsA hug from MomWatching kittens playLife
    Waymor Waymor 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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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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    The plight of your life is nothing

    but You.. The reason of your life is a mere show. Life is a mere mirror where you glances at it make you feel that you are the uncrowned Queen of a universe made out of mere shadows. The universe of yours glitters with the diamond...
    vansai vansai 31-35, F Mar 25, 2014

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Mar 21, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Apr 3, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Mar 12, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F May 8, 2014

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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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    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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    Hate? No, That’s Too Strong. Dislike? Well, Very Much So.

    Hate? No, that’s too strong. Dislike? Well, very much so. I’m a daughter of an uneasy old grumpy man. One who cannot say please or thank you. The very man who taught me as a young child how important those words were and how they would affect your life. "Clearly a preacher...
    uniquevintage uniquevintage 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2012

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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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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F Oct 6, 2014

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    Earthlostangel Earthlostangel 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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

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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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    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...