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I Think That Even Small Gestures Are Significant

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Do you still remember the first hello from a

    friend..? The last time you wave to an old friend.. ? Simple things , thoughts, acts and smile that now adays taken for granted. I still remember those days when I used to write a simple note to my cousin every morning before she wokes up to make her smile and give her...
    nalbyan nalbyan 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jun 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Small reminders about important matters are

    greatly appreciated by me.
    Zafrony Zafrony 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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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    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 31-35, F Jun 1, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My thoughts exactly

    and so very true. xoxo~lilreddress~xoxo
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Maybe it sounds very silly what I have to tell

    now but yesterday somebody made just a very small gesture to me what nevertheless I never will forget. Yesterday I was so busy at work that I didn´t have time for anything: No break and even no drink - but almosst 40 degree Fahrenheit! My whole body was already like dried out...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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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