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I Think That Even Small Gestures Are Significant

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Made My Night

    Yesterday evening, I was sitting down at the table talking to my mother and son.  The phone rang and my daughter brought it to me.  I look at it strangely, I wasn't expecting a call.  Then she told me their name.  I roll my eyes and let  out a breath, thinking, "whats he...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    They Are Significant Because

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

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    Amazing! We evolved from apes that evolved from monkeys that evolved from lower primates that evolved from shrews that lead back to egg-laying mammals that evolved from reptiles...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M Nov 26

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    i just had an experience all wrote out which literally took 3 hours to type. then I posted it and I was sent a message saying it was removed. It never even got posted wtf? this...
    Trinity2356 Trinity2356 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I am a mistake, he made me a woman, but I was meant to be a man... I know that if I were a man, I'd be happier, not covering up my flaws with makeup and such, I'd be happier...I'd...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    My parents have been physically, emotionally, and psychologically abusive to me over my lifetime. They are self absorbed, manipulative, jerks who actively fight me to keep me from...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 19

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    I think strong women that express themselves permanently on there skin are amazing
    Keylinn Keylinn 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Skater guys are so attractive
    thatone6 thatone6 18-21, F Dec 2

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    There is always someone worse off than you, so you should always count hour blessings. Giving to those who are needy is essential. To try as an individual to help someone who...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Grrrrrr! I am really pissed off tonight. I just had a beautiful, tasteful, erotic Christmas At the EP Hotel Story and the EP Police ruined it!It would be different if they didn't...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 9

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    I love lower back tattoos. So sexy. Wish I could decide on something to get there. =]
    gglz18 gglz18 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    You can find beauty in just about anything. Some people have to look closer than other to find it.
    velvetybat velvetybat 13-15, F Nov 22

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    Good morning! (Adding this to make the post long enough to post)
    Here2Help383 Here2Help383 16-17, M Dec 3

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    Just ask girls only please
    Doctor124 Doctor124 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Video games do train people. We need to chose how we will be trained. These techniques were first used in WWI when they found that most people who were good marksman, could not...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    So If I got this reaction only once it wouldn't of been a big deal, but I got it 5 or 6 times from my online buddies. So I won't be on from dec 22 to January 5th. That's a...
    BlueGrande BlueGrande 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Some vaginas seem to get better with age
    Sexaddict4u Sexaddict4u 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sure ya sex is great and special but I think the small things are more special. Holding hands in public, watching YouTube together, cooking together, cute notes just to be like "I...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Dec 1

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    Dandruff - Causes And Home Remedies - Health and Diet ArticlesSmall unpleasant skin tumors which arise on the bottom of the foot and even toes and are caused using the HPV virus...
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    Worked in a small town for 12 weeks commuting there every day from suburbia about 35 miles away. These are my experiences with it. As a 27 year old, 6ft"1, dirty blonde...
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    Thank God for being anonymous on here. So I've never had sex. I've never kissed a guy. I've never really dated. Guys freak me out. I don't know why. Even guys who are average...
    sarahcas sarahcas 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I'm thinking of how I can brighten your day. What will I do today. I think a small note or better a small card simply stating thinking of you. Placed in just the right spot at just...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Pretty weird but : I really love faces. Like I notice the little small things. Structure, cheekbones, even eyelids. The area between the eyebrows, the eye shape. ;___; The lips...
    AEHeroine AEHeroine 18-21, F Dec 5

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