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I Think That Even Small Gestures Are Significant

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 days ago

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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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    50

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I just got back from volunteering to help the school take a class of four year olds on a trip to our local fire station ( I am extremely educationally minded and my motivation had...
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    I'm a 19 year old girl. My parents are pretty serious about education, I knew that from a very young age. So I worked hard and I excelled in academics. But I didn't do it because I...
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    Today. I typed her name into Youtube, subconsciously. I use to look at her Facebook all the time. Now, I just roll my eyes at the sight of her face. I tried to reach her...
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    Why would I really think that I am worth living, when growing up, all I was ever told was that I was nothing but a mistake, and an accident. I mean, would you think you are worth...
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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...
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    Small breasts are so sexy :)
    Alanday001 Alanday001 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    The smaller the better for me.
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    I think there very sexy mmmm
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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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    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...
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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 21 Responses 3 days ago

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