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I Think That Even Small Gestures Are Significant

A place to share experiences that may be overlooked by most, but cherished by few 1,254 People

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    50th group joined, this is my 50th post =) Not a surprise you see me here because I suppoet the Free Hugs Campaign. Google it =) it's a lovely lovely compaign
    FreeHugs330 FreeHugs330 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2011

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    Perfect Water By Blue Oyster Cult

    Perfect water - the dark wind braids the waves. The crazed birds raid the trees. is this our destiny? To join our hands at sea - and slowly sink, and slowly think: This is perfect water, passing over me. Do you know jacques cousteau when they said on the radio That he hears...
    madmaximus madmaximus 36-40, M Jun 2, 2011

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    Just...

    that smile when someone recognizes you, or when the librarian lets you check out just one more book, or a favorite song on the radio, a goodbye after school, a reason to wake up tomorrow...
    Lizzimendez Lizzimendez 13-15, F May 4, 2010

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    Upward Mobility

      Well, every month it’s something it seems, awareness-wise anyway. I guess after a while it is easy to ignore Autism and Breast Cancer and even Black History. I try to donate when I can and to be “aware” as it were, but often I find myself thinking, oh, what is it now...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 8 Responses May 4, 2012

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    It's Especially The Small Ones....

    They're significant to me because they're the ones that go the most unnoticed but to me they are the most noticeable. If you can do something that makes me happy in such a subtle & discreet way, your an awesome person to me.
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2010

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    That Little Something

    I find it is the small things which people do, the hug when you are down, the compliments when you do not feel good about yourself. The smile when noone else has all day. These are lovely so lets all keep doing so.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    Smiling At Everyone...

    Me, I love smiling at everyone who i see, even walking down a street i'll smile at anyone who passes me and looks at me. The really sad thing is is when people don't smile back at me :( It only takes a second, and i always smile at them.
    BlackRoseThorn BlackRoseThorn 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 23, 2010

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    Thank You, Gentleman

    Today I was out on my lunch break, and I went to throw some trash in the bin on the street, and as I threw it the wind blew and my rubbish missed the bin even though I was right next to it.  A younger gentleman that looked haggard and toted a backpack walked past and...
    Amastacia Amastacia 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F a week ago

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    Even Just A Simple Smile.

    I believe a thank you can make you feel better. I have done some things for people who have never thanked me. I get annoyed but like I have said I believe in Karma. However some have done some things for me and I always thank them even if it's just a smile. A small gesture can...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    I Can See It.

    I am very keen on peoples behaviour, I read every small insignificant gesture, in milliseconds, telling me the lie behind the fake smile, I feel body language intuitively and react on it without will. I think sometimes its better beiing blind to peoples behaviour
    Gaspar1111 Gaspar1111 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2010

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    Social Lubrication

    Sometimes it's not the grand, sweeping gestures which matter. A small, insignificant gesture can be the most surprising and the most valuable even if it's not obvious at the time.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2011

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    Smiling At Someone New

    On a bad day its often difficult to smile at someone or even say hello, remember that its not just you who has bad days. Just that quick smile or a short hello to a stranger in the street can lift your spirits especially when they respond. One day you may meet someone who is...
    jussie jussie 41-45 Feb 24, 2012

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    Better Than Words

    So small, but so significant...Those little gestures stay in my memory and I remember. I feel content when I recieve a kind gesture because, even that, can fill me up when Im empty. Even if I were to recieve a gesture from some random person with a kind soul, that will make me...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F May 29, 2010

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    Still And Peaceful

    Being observant enough to notice them is just as significant....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    Chaka Khan "i Feel For You!!"

    Chaka Khan, let me rock you Let me rock you, Chaka Khan Let me rock you, that's all I wanna do Chaka Khan, let me rock you Let me rock you, Chaka Khan Let me rock you, let me feel for you Chaka Khan let me tell you what I wanna do Do you feel for me, the way I feel for you Chaka...
    madmaximus madmaximus 36-40, M Jun 2, 2011

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    More So

    than the big grand gestures .... Small gestures are MORE revealing, more significant and carry 'more weight' as far as I'm concerned :)
    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    Never underestimate the power of taking someone

    a cup of tea. Washing up for them. Doing their ironing. Sitting with their young ones so they can have a cuppa in peace. Chatting to an elderly neighbour for a few minutes. Calling an old friend you haven't seen in years. Walking your neighbours dog That kinda stuff.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M May 11, 2014

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    You Never Know How You Can Effect Someone

    I remember in Middle School. I was going to a bad time in my life. The most important person in my life past away. I was taking it real hard. I stop dressing up, dancing, hardly spoke, and anti social. I was turning soon to be 13 and those are your awkward years cause of all the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    When It's Gone It's Gone So Don't Miss It.

    Sometimes the small gestures are the most important but they are easily missed. People put who they are into the small things, the things they do, say write or in their look. If we don't see them then we miss the persons heart. You never know what you have till its too late. It...
    Jordangirly Jordangirly 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    The Butterfly Effect

    We learnt about the butterfly effect in class a little while back and how that one tiny flap of a butterfly's wings can cause an earthquake on the other side of the world... who would have thought that something so tiny (and apparently insignificant) could make such an impact...
    LibranGirl LibranGirl 26-30, F 1 Response May 14, 2010

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    They Are Significant Because

    To you it may seem a small gesture, but to me it means the world.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 11 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    Without A Doubt

    It really is the small gestures, and acknowledgements that mean the most. A smile, a wave, even a glance can make a huge difference. I wonder how many people truly understand this. Or do they just view it as pettiness? I've questioned this lately, and well...I honestly think that...
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering 66-70, F 7 Responses Feb 23, 2012

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    You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All - It's Just Like That Song!

    It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart Without saying a word you can light up the dark Try as I may I could never explain What I hear when you don't say a thing The smile on your face lets me know that you need me There's a truth in your eyes sayin' you'll never leave...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F Jun 1, 2010

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    A Rose Left...

    Years ago I was working as a barista for a local coffee place when I lived in Colorado, and I was having the worst day.  My heart was low from a fight with a boyfriend, and my job was getting to me.  I was closing up for the day and I needed to clean my machines so I...
    Amastacia Amastacia 26-30, F 9 Responses May 3, 2010

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    I just took a test that said I am a sociopath but I don't think I am. Do I care? No Any sociopaths on here that will answer a few questions:) :)
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    Hi everybody! I'm a male, 20 years old, and my feet are very small for a man, nearly 240 mm (sorry for the measure, I'm italian), 5,5 US. However, i don't bother that, it's a joke...
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    They brighten up my life with their light and warmth. I know I am incredibly lucky to have people like this in my life and I want you all to know I appreciate you. x
    Littlemissshy25 Littlemissshy25 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Maybe interesting isn't the right word...
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    Nothing wrong in flirting...just having some fun and making someone else smile...life can be too hard sometimes...I like older men who have experience in treating with ladies...and...
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    Only today did I put my reckless behavior on pause long enough to wonder why it is I am so different from everybody. It isn't just a feeling- the truth of the matter is, I haven't...
    rmcares rmcares 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I secretly hope that my husband will bring me home flowers. Not on a bad day, but on a day like today. It's a calm day, a good day. There's no occasion. I just wish he would do it...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why would any civilized county that values human rights ever consider hiring private military contractors? It's no secret that these private contractors hire mercenaries that have...
    SickOfLies SickOfLies 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    what is more significant: not getting your sexual needs fulfill or not getting your emotional needs fulfill. & why.
    bluestar65 bluestar65 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The smaller the better for me.
    kered44 kered44 61-65, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think there very sexy mmmm
    Papalicker Papalicker 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    INFJ all the way. Looking to meet similar likeminded people who think like me and are the same as me, I mean, as I am. Or did I mean who have similar experiences? Wait, is this an...
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    1unusualLass 1unusualLass 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I posted on here a few weeks ago about my previously-ceramics-teacher-turned-friend and I'm seeing him in just under two weeks at his art opening that he invited me to and told me...
    k0930 k0930 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I think even today manners are important. I always say please and thank. It's funny, whenever I meet someone new in person I accidentally call them sir and ma'am. I've just gotten...
    Foxyvan Foxyvan 41-45, F 20 Responses a week ago

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    his voice~over on lil kims *drugs hook* is the best LOVE HIM!!!!
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