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I Think the Little Things Make Life Worthwhile

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    Read. Then Dance!

    Yes, we really need to stop and to dance. Here is why.... I remember one of my very first patients as a student nurse on the oncology floor. It was a hard floor to work on. Cause death came a knocking every damn day. And night too. People ranged in age from around 20 up to the 70...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Especially

    when its all i ve got! so i roll over and let him take me instead!
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T Feb 9, 2013

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    Anonymous Messages.

    I was feeling pretty lowly one day on the nearly empty bus home from town. It was getting dark and I looked out the window to see that someone had written "Don't give up. I won't." on an electrical box.  Just wanted to say thanks. I won't give up...
    bright00eyes bright00eyes 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 12, 2009

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    True

    this pick is a great pick and wunder where it was found? But ya the little things like someone helping someone, a colorful swallo bird, anything else? Im  sher there is because without the little things life wouldnt really be so fun. I think the little things are the big...
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    I love when people do small simple gestures of

    kindness and love without having to put much thought into it it makes me feel special and like someone cares i don't need flowers and a card all the time just a simple goodmorning or ask how my day was.
    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F Jun 25

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    Re-living

    When my young daughter and I were last home to see grandma and grandpa I remarked upon passing over the little creek's bridge that when I was young we use to make forts along it's bank.  The first nice Saturday in spring several of us neighbor kids would meet at the...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 8 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    Simple things

    A cold, crisp and sunny winter morning. A rainbow. The smell of coffee. Bumping into an old friend. The taste of chocolate. Snuggling up in a pocket of warmth in your bed when it's freezing out. A hot shower. The smile of a child. Giggles. Putting on a favourite dress. Cycling in...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    Small Joys

    Spending times with my 3 boys Out in the woods Bike riding Swimming Chatting and laughing Going for a long walk Talking with a nice lady on EP Basically making friends
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 13, 2013

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    Little Things Make Me Feel Rewarded

    when my mom smiles i heard birds chirping when someone cares for me make me feel happy:)
    Jan 20, 2013

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    The Little Things

    I really do think that the little things matter in life. Whether I am thinking about someone I love or used to love, times spent with family or friends, or places I have been blessed to visit, I always find it's the little things that may not sound very special to other people...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    Small Joys

    My life is in turmoil at the moment. I am anxious about everything, about the future.And I have just realised something.It's not the big things that make me happy. It's the little things. Tiny fleeting moments that you get to savour like a piece of chocolate or a sip of really...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    My Work With Children.....a Story About The Little Things.

    People constantly ask me how I do my job. They wonder why I get my patience from, how I do the nappy changing and wiping of snotty noses, how I deal with the tantrums and the tears...but to me, it all comes naturally. I teach the children things but they also teach me. They teach...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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    These Have I Loved

    Another attempt at a writing exercise we did in junior high school. These have I loved-- Moonbeams dancing on rippling waters Snow diamonds icy beneath the full moon Dewdrop pearls in Lady's Mantle settings           ...
    datura datura 56-60, F 48 Responses Oct 12, 2009

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    A smile, a hug, a simple wave of hello can make

    someone's day and make that person feel better!You don't need to communicate or say anything just a small gesture will do!These days people are so busy trying to be on time and focusing on the stress of one's life and just ignore everything else!Society is quite selfish nowadays...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Just A Saturday-June 22, 2013.

    Simple things. Come spend some time with me.... I was up at 0600. 6 am for those not used to military time. Actually a bit before...The sounds of the morning world just beckoning to me. Birds softly greeting the dawn. My three beasties going out to see the delights of the...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2013

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    Small Things

    I have learnt to appreciate smaller things in life. In life we get caught so much in the chaos,mayhem and the routinity that we often forget to slow down and enjoy the little things. The early morning rays of sun, the kindness of a stranger, the laughter ofa loved one, getting...
    Iikya Iikya 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    20 Little Things

    1)      The unique spicy scent in the air on an autumn night that promises a frosty morning 2)      My daughter’s hand in mine 3)      The first sip of rich black coffee in the morning. 4) ...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 7 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    The Little Things

    I have started to see the beauty of the little things in life and thanks to that everything seems a little bit easier. Maybe the fact that the world is a beautiful place won't solve any problems but at least it makes it easier to deal with them :)
    SpeakVolumes SpeakVolumes 22-25, F Apr 8, 2013

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    Little Things Make Me Feel Rewarded

    when my mom smiles i heard birds chirping when someone cares for me make me feel happy:)
    Jan 20, 2013

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    These Are A Few Of My Favorite Little Things

    Being greeted at the door by my happy animals after a crazy day. A cats purr. A dogs friendly *ruff* My first morning cup of coffee. Having time to read a good book. Sunny days. Starry nights. Rainy days. Stormy nights with lots of thunder. A warm fuzzy pair of socks...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 7, 2009

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    What's Really Important? Money? Career? High Social Status? Good Appearance?

    I didnt realize before what really makes life meaningful. But now I'm exploring small delights in life.. and that's the really worth to live. It's those small things which can charm a smile on your face. When someone who you havent seen for ages calls and tells "how...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 17, 2008

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    Walk Of Worth

    Setting out to shake whatever this goo is that hangs over me I trudge through the snow with a bitter stomp.  I'm out of sorts.  A little pissed.  A titch annoyed.  Kind of panicky with a dash of fearfulness.   A whole stew...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 14 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    All The Small Things

    The littlest things make me the happiest. For example; A simple hug from somebody. Puppies, kittens, baby animals in general. Kisses from your boyfriend/girlfriend, or crush. When a baby smiles. Swimming with dolphins, manatees, whales, etc. Music. Rainbows, rain, thunder...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 30, 2013

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    Hugs &Amp; Smiles

    I smile, You smile and then we all smile :) whenever people hug me i feel like all my troubles are gone...hugs are a therapy
    PeachRose PeachRose 18-21, F Feb 12, 2013

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    Making Life Worthwhile

    The joyous laugh of a baby who knows nothing. The smile and innocence of children running and enjoying time spent playing with bubbles in the summer Sun. Losing a board game just o hear my sister's helps of victory. Running after my dog as it runs amuck the flower bed. Sitting on...
    dixiegirl93 dixiegirl93 18-21, F May 29, 2012

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    It's The Small Stuff Really

    He wrote me: Today.... every ceiling tile every floor tile every text ...email and phone call you get every  eye you meet every eye you see every white line on the road every power poll every light poll every traffic light every cross roads every page you read every time you...
    Jordangirly Jordangirly 36-40, F Jan 4, 2012

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    Just A Few...

    Blue moonbeams streaking across crisp white linens as you slumber. The smell of the earth after a spring shower. The muffled silence of woods encased in fresh snow. The aroma of baking bread. Dancing in the soft summer rain.  Warm sand between your toes. Vintage aprons...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    After All The Dramas

    i have found i no longer sweat the small stuffwhat a relief!moving from the drama queen to the cruisy queen is quite an achievement!when i lost it alli gained it all! and after the grieving was over...i thought what the heck! what have i got to loose anyway?that's when i saw the...
    shenightowl shenightowl 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    Hospital Stuff-Little Things You Take For Granted!

    It is often not known until once is hospitalized just how important the little things are to you. Or when you are ill. Many of you will identify with this. This will remind you and perhaps give insight to those who haven't been ill much or hospitalized before about the little...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 36 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    It's When Someone Special Reminds You Of Just What You Have...

    ...and that is simply precious! When a remarkable friend reminds you of special moments and make you realise just how far you have come! Cherish good friendships! It's the little gestures that make life worthwhile!
    milanangelo8 milanangelo8 26-30, M May 29, 2012

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    little words of care,

    little deeds showing love,without asking getting hugs from friends and a little pat from parents,all little things make life worth of living
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    The Smallest Of Small Things...

    mean the most to me. My pup in my lap wanting gentle strokes and kisses on his sweet head. The laughter of children playing a favorite game. Dancing in the rain. A gentle hug when it feels like your world is collapsing and "just because". A soft kiss on the forehead. A call just...
    1oldsnoopydoll 1oldsnoopydoll 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    Little Things

    A smile from my husband A kiss from my children A simple thank you from an elderly person I am helping during my volunteering A purr from my cat as I pet her The fact that things actually grow in my garden All of these things and so many other "little things" are what gives my...
    WrathAngel WrathAngel 36-40, F May 7, 2012

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    The Friendly Sikh Gas Station Guy!

     This morning my husband and I went to fill up gas and get a cup of coffee. I needed the coffee to counteract the benedryl from last night, LOL! a half of a benedryl can put me out like a light! Believe me with my life I need a good nights sleep. Anyway, when we went into the...
    akasolia akasolia 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Looking Forward

    Soon Spring is coming, my favorite time of the season. I look for the robins building their nests Sitting on the porch watching the stars in the eveningis great to say the least. Before I can enjoy all the wonders, I have to have cataric surgery (-:)
    sevier777 sevier777 70+, T Feb 8, 2013

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    Food From His Soul

    my chicken soup king, oh what you serve!i smell with delight, the broth and the herbsand here you are, with your big, kind grina steaming hot bowl, for me, your queen!this soup, a gift,( your queen has a cold)this feast of delight, a taste to beholdmy chicken soup king, you are...
    shenightowl shenightowl 51-55, F 2 Responses May 12, 2012

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    When I am feeling overwhelmed,

    exhausted or just angry at the world, it is the little things that help ground me. My favorite playlist, softest blanket, the smell of rain or just the sound of the wind moving through the trees. Those small things that people don't notice and take for granted become so...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response May 25

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    Eye Kisses

    Eyes kisses are soft and beautiful They fill you with such a feeling Of peace and protection. They are small, little in the grand Scheme of life but without them Where would I be? This is a little thing that makes life worth loving Now I share them with my little girl It's...
    Jordangirly Jordangirly 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    It's Those small things

    that help us get through hell. They are blessings and without them it would be impossible to make it to the major things in life. Hopefully this made sense
    ItsAbleedingPegasi ItsAbleedingPegasi 22-25, M May 25

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    I started to think that it was

    because the little things add up... but now I'm starting to think that they have an exponential quality to them. I an accomplish something "big" but it might not matter. Then I do something "small" but someone notices and thanks me and that feels so much more important.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 10

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    Build.

    Beginnings are often scary, endings are often sad, but it's the middle that counts. You should remember that when you find yourself at the beginning. (Steven Rogers)
    FreeGemini FreeGemini 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 5, 2013

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    Water Jogging

    I love to go to the pool and excerise, the warm water, is soo soothing. I meet others who have a good time as I do. we usually have a little lunch afterwards. The reason I love water so much is, I have Rheumatoid arthritis, and it's good to excerise my limbs it's good for the...
    sevier777 sevier777 70+, T Feb 7, 2013

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    A Smile Costs Nothing

    Smiling Is Infectious Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin. When he smiled I realized I'd passed it on to him. I thought about that smile, then I...
    RickiChickie RickiChickie 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    A little about me..... Passionate, introspective and shy with a wild streak...I wear my heart on my sleeve even at this stage of my life where it has been damaged, hurt and cut...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 1

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    Hehe, I'm still giddy that I got a good morning text from my guy. He's usually not the type because he's older and stuck in his ways and I talked to him about it and I didn't...
    rxplvrs rxplvrs 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    A smile, a warm greeting, a kiss, a hug, a gift, words of love, praise or appreciation or encouragement - these make a lot of difference in someone's day. How about making...
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 46-50, F Aug 29

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    I appreciate all the things big or small in my life happy or stressful days, I do appreciate them because I'm still here.. You can be way less fortunate then you are now so be...
    siciliana91 siciliana91 22-25, F Aug 30

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    Food, my amazing dog, books, a place to live, and myself, I'm set for life.
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    NOBODY LOVE ME LIKE HE DO ! NOBODY TREAT HIM LIKE I DO! HE MINE IM HIS! BOY I WOULDNT TRADE YOU FOR THE WORLD .WE STILL STANDING ! TWO YEARS STRONG ! AND MANY MORE TO COME...
    briannabrib briannabrib 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Just a little bit.....   
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Another year, another tear, shed for those who have come and gone in our lives. For the good and the bad, may we have learned to find ourselves in the turmoil of our minds and love...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M Aug 31

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    This defines almost all my friends.
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T Sep 4