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I Want to Share What Made Me Smile Today

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    i got a message from my best friend saying lets

    have a skype date today and then another of my really close friends messaged me and says he misses me. i love my beautiful friends who just seem to know when i could use some kind words.
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    The Story Of My Life

    Autobiography in Five Chapters I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost... I am hopeless. It isn't my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don't see it. I...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    Still My Baby

    My daughter and I are sharing a room at the moment until we can get our own place. This morning I woke up before her and sat at the foot of my bed drinking tea for a few minutes before she started to wake up herself. She stuck her bare foot out from under her duvet and I sat...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 8 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    A guy messaged me saying im awesome

    and when i replied but you dont know me what he said astounded me. He said i dont have to because i know everyone is awesome in their own unique way and that he hoped he made me smile and god bless. It still makes me smile so thank you and i meant what i said that the world need...
    JustMui JustMui 18-21, F Jul 23, 2014

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    Yes We Can

    I like to read the news but lately most places my eyes turn to are sad or ghastly or downright scary! Please note: this is NOT what made me smile today....Just now I read about a woman who killed the family cat..seems she planned on wearing it to a Lady Gaga concert...she's...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 16 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    Anthropological Fun

    Me in the bus, studying Anthropology. Holding scripts in one hand. There is a picture of human body. Two guys, age 17-18 standing next to me.  Guy 1 asks guy 2: So what, are you checking what's the name of that thing which hangs between your legs? Guy2 replies: Noooo, I'm just...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 17, 2011

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    I had a really ****** day.

    My friends all got invited to a party that I wasn't invited to, then on top of that my boyfriend was a douche and first tried to avoid the fact that he got invited and then told me he was going whether I wanted him to or not, I know the girls at this party and dislike all of...
    Kazerella Kazerella 16-17, F Mar 10, 2014

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    Shhhhh I Have A Secret

    But I doubt my secret will qualify for any of the big bucks on those Realty TV shows. I just woke up from one of the best night's sleep I've ever had...and...well here goes.... I slept on a doggie bed..... Yup, well of course it's a posturepedic mattress complete with memory foam...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 30 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    Life works in a funny way.

    This week, I ran into a guy that I used to really like. Seven months have gone by since he said it wouldn’t work out for us, and vanished without so much as an explanation. During our encounter, he asked for my number, and I reluctantly gave it to him, and now I am happy I did...
    smraver30 smraver30 18-21, F Jun 26

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    it hasnt happened yet,

    but I got my grandsons sports day today and I know he is going to make me smike. and its getting sunny and its friday. smiles all day today :) have a good day everyone
    MadamJulia MadamJulia 41-45, F Jun 26

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    After being really stressed out

    and crying because i had to give a presentation yesterday and looked really bad, my friend told me I looked beautiful and that made me really really happy :) She really is the best. Also Tom Hiddleston always makes me smile.
    Kazerella Kazerella 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    I and six other people gave food to a homeless

    man. He was walking between cars with a sign that read "Food, please help", and last second I tapped on my window and handed him a box of our precooked belgian waffles lol. It's a weird thing to give, but hey it was food and he was so grateful. We got a nod and a "God bless you...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    so cute how a simple whatsapp emoticon of

    kiss from my ex brings butterflies to my tummy....this really made me smile today...
    hope88full hope88full 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    So today I went to McDonald's drive through

    and the man in front of me bought my food for me. He also told the worker to tell me that he said " Have a good weekend beautiful". That was so sweet!
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2014

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    My kids and my bae...

    ...he is truly an angel
    shalette89 shalette89 26-30, F Jun 26

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    This Baby Did The Other Day.

    He was giggling like crazy. He's so oogly. Look at his double chin :3 Awww. Chubbyness. It made me smile. It made me happy. Deep down, I was all like "woah, this is what life is all about." I need to create more days like those for myself.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 8 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    My eleven year old son got the time of a

    friends party wrong and thought it started at 12:30 when it actually started at 11:30. At 12:20 I heard the sound of a small circus coming down the street. It was all his friends. "Hey H" one of his friends yelled. "You didn't come to the party. ....so we brought the party...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'd Rather Smile Than Become Cynical

    I just opened an Email from a friend. Sweet, charming message and at the bottom a couple of lines that just grabbed me. "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning  to dance in the rain."   Ok so here's the bottom line   ...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 48 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    Woooo! The First one wasn't enough; nope,

    I had to make another. My second Android App is now on google play!! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.BlankStudios.TankArcade For anyone who may like it, rate, review, and share it so it can get out there! =) and i would make it for apple...but they charge a...
    RedChaplin RedChaplin 18-21, M Jun 25

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    CrispNia CrispNia 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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    On marriage equality law:"This is the moment

    when society tips. This is the moment of no return on the issue. With the goddess of love in the skies, the god of war and the agent of radical change united in rampage - we experience the agent of deep and unavoidable change in action, concerning fundamental structures that...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I went to the fireworks tonight

    and had an awesome time watching my kids faces light up with joy and wonder at the display! It brings a smile to my face every time!! :)
    nstar1983 nstar1983 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just told my daughter

    that gay marriage is legal now in our country. This made her so happy. I always try to teach my girls to think for themselves and accept people for who they are. That smile let me know I'm doing something right with them.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    My Boyfriends Responce To My Unplanned Pregnancy

    I found out I was pregnant today.. and it really hit me differently than I thought it would.. I really felt connected to the baby, and it was hard to think of giving it up.. i wanted to protect it and give it a chance, see what it would bring to the world, knowing that it was...
    uhyta uhyta 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    5 Minutes A Day

    While we lay in bed at night, waiting to fall asleep, we could easily spend what could be the best 5 minutes of the day.I wrote the following breathing exercise to help sleep uninterrupted from bad dreams, stress, anxiety or tension.Try this!Lay on your back with one or both...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Dec 21, 2012

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    Joy In The Morning

    My creamy morning Coffee, rain on the window pane, my faded pink chenille robe's soft embrace, dogs barking to get outside, even with the rain. a dependable smile from my husband. A soft kiss goodbye at the stairs, the washing machine off balance again, new age music softening...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    Sangha Invitation

    In my pursuit of further understanding and reduction of suffering I have studied and practiced mindfulness as much as possible on my own over the past year. The practice of mindfulness supports peace, happiness and the ending of suffering.   Sangha is a word meaning "association...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 20, 2013

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    My friend got me a little Loki :)

    and another girl, who saw me yesterday before I had to leave my awards show directly after getting there because I was embarrassed about being underdressed, came up and hugged me today and made sure I was okay because she saw I was upset then. Both of them are great :)
    Kazerella Kazerella 16-17, F Mar 6, 2014

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    How can you not look at this without smiling?

    !? I'm still struggling lol :)
    awokensheepislittlebopeep awokensheepislittlebopeep 26-30, F Aug 19, 2014

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    Your life will become better by making other lives better.

    Life is hard!! We all know that, but some people have it worse than others. We sometimes forget to look at the good in life because the bad just seems to be everywhere. Sometimes we just need someone or something to lift our spirits and sometimes a smile is all that it takes...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Gay pride! It was amazing

    and I got to see and meet many different people. Even after all my friends left and I was on my own at pride. One of the guards who I think was muslim, he began talking to me and he was really funny and genuine. He even offered to walk me to the train station after he finished...
    CrookedCxnt CrookedCxnt 16-17, F Aug 3, 2014

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    I turned 45 today (love being in my 40's)

    and my daughter has graduated school today. I am so proud of her. Got her prom on Thursday, GCSE results on august 20. she is the youngest of 7 children and I am feeling old nostalgic but most of all I am happy.
    MadamJulia MadamJulia 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    JustKindaThere JustKindaThere 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I was not having the greatest day today

    until a stranger passed me on the sidewalk, smiled and said hello. It turned my day around. Sometimes the smallest gestures can make a big impact.
    bustedknucklesbrew bustedknucklesbrew 31-35, M Mar 12

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    so I was at a restaurant with a friend

    that I hadn't seen in a while. a few tables away sat this old couple maybe in their 80's and although I didn't listen to what they said one thing I heard thean say was "you're still as beautiful as the day I first and you" to which she replied " that's because I feel so loved...
    poper324 poper324 22-25 Jun 25

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    We Humans Need Our Comfort Food

    I have a well honed sense of the absurd and shopping today just proved that to me once again. We are expecting a snowstorm..kind of big but not earth shattering. Well the stores are packed...Yup everyone is out and in a rather bad humor...buying more supplies before the so...
    frito414 frito414 56-60, F 23 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    Silly :P

    From:Mary To:!!!!BRIAN CPL BOOM USMC!!!!! Date:June 24, 2011 at 5:59pm Subject:Happy BirthDay!! Message: Are you ready?..well here it goes..Happy Birthday to you, Haappyy Birrthdayy too youu, Haaappyyy Birrrthdayyy Dearrr , Haaaappyyyy Birrrrthdayyyy toooo youuuu...
    aicpj aicpj 26-30, F Jul 7, 2011

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