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Dutch Baka
08-11-05, 22:52
Sometimes, mostly when I feel sad, I sit in front of my window and look outside. I think about the things that are happening in my life, and what to do with it. Then suddenly I remembered the smile of my neighbourfs daughter (she is around 4 years young, and always say hello to me), and a happy feeling is falling over me.

Why do we people forget about the little things? The little things that happen around us everyday. We are so busy with our work or study, always looking forward; the weekend, next year when I live with my wife, 2 years until school is over, etc. Of course, this moments are important, this are our goals in life, well maybe not the weekend as we normally have it once a week, but how about the little things. The things that makes life beautiful.

Your love that says; gI love youh
The flowers that comes out in the spring.
A desert that makes you think; gMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM this is soooo GOODh
A childfs face, which can make you smile no matter how you feel.
The man on the radio that you hear every morning.
Your favourite soccer club, or any other kind of club, scoring a goal.
The girl behind the counter who says hello to you every morning.
A new word that you added to your vocabulary.
Etc.

Why do we always need to think big, and why do we forget about this little things, which happen almost everyday, that makes life so beautiful.

Just think about it.

Mars Man
09-11-05, 11:37
Oh I understand where you are coming from !! I know that feeling well, and I always make it a point to stop from time to time, and 'smell the flowers'--if you will.

Maybe it's in the turnover of the working memory that causes the little things to be pushed aside so quickly. Or perhaps just the speed of life these days--I really don't know. What I do know, is that recalling those little positive and face-brightening tidbits of memory can have a good effect over a large period of time, when they come up.

The little thing that I recalled today (of course not without letting my mind ramble a little) was the change of one of my student's facial expression from that of being lost, and sad, to one of being felt cared for, when I coaxed her into a smile from her state of 'lost love'. That memory of her new expression, gave me a feeling of being appreciated too, and I felt good.

And of course, I still feel very high from all the love I get from so many on the forum. :-)

nurizeko
09-11-05, 12:40
I remember when my girlfriend was here and still treated me with some respect, that a little red head girl, adorable as anything, would always wave to my girlfriend when she passed my house and we were going out or comming home, i thought it was cute that the little girl admired my g/f and my g/f was all "kawaii.....cho kawaii!" hehe.

I always carry the belief theres more to life then immediate goals like the workplace and stuff, i know their necisarry parts of a modern life but....they dont actually ensure existance.

Kinsao
09-11-05, 13:04
You are so right, Dutch Baka.

When bad things happen to us, it's so easy to block out all the good things because of that. You see good things, beautiful things, and somehow they all seem blighted, touched by our misery. People are sitting in the bar, drinking and laughing, and we are outside thinking: 'they are enjoying themselves while this is happening... while my world is being destroyed...' But it's important not to forget that happiness and good things and beauty don't stop existing just because **** happens in our lives.

Little things that make my life good........ :-)

The clear air in the morning, when I walk to work, across the park, and see the trees which look beautiful in any season, and their patterned bark which is so interesting, and in autumn the many squirrels. :cute:

My guitar and keyboard... if I want to take my mind off something stressful, I just concentrate hard on practice and it cleans out my mind somehow. :-)

A really good song.

To remember a time when someone has said to you: "you cheered me up" or "you made me feel better now".

Tsuyoiko
09-11-05, 13:56
The little things really are the big things! Stuff like work and traffic jams don't matter, but the things that make me happy are BIG!

-Falling in love with Simon. Although we have been together 10.5 years (married 8.5), every now and again I fall in love with him again. Like on Sunday when he bought a new hat and looked sexy in it, I thought 'here I go again!'

-When I put food in Iris' bowl and she looks at it, sniffs it, then comes and asks to eat out of my hand

-Cherry blossom

-Rainbows

-The swing in Chalice Well

-The view from the top of Glastonbury Tor

-My friend Grace saying she missed me today when I go back to work tomorrow

-My friend Adam asking if he can call me Mum

lastmagisuncle
10-11-05, 14:00
The clean smell of a Japanese girls hair; alto-pear shaped tones of her voice;
mochi-hada(skin like mochi) eye's like fire; hearts of passion ! spry youthfulness.

Sensuikan San
11-11-05, 04:30
As far as smell goes ... the scent of new mown grass has to be in the top five! Closely followed by bacon, eggs and coffee.

Other little things ....

The first cup of tea or coffee in the morning - but especially Saturday ... when there is no urgency at all!

The cry of seagulls - I don't know why ... I just love it.

The wife having a good laugh ... about anything ... even at me!

Foggy mornings (- when I don't have to drive).

Brilliant sunlit mornings (when I do ...!).

Gorgeous sunsets.

The sound of water trickling, falling ... or generally doing what water can do ...

... It doesn't take much, does it?

ƒWƒ‡ƒ“

shadowcatcher
11-11-05, 16:27
An evening at home without the phone ringing.

Having friends over for dinner and enjoying the conversation.

Sitting on the beach at night listening to the waves.

It's always the simple thing in life that make it fun and relaxing.

Dutch Baka
11-11-05, 19:34
[QUOTE=shadowcatcher]
Sitting on the beach at night listening to the waves.
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This is really great! And it gives me memories of Australia, Perth. I lived there in a hostel for 2 months, Ocean beach hostel. just 30seconds walk from the beach, and in the evening we went there, being drunk, running in the water, sitting on the beach.

the sakura I will see in 1.5 years, Iエm really looking forward to that!!!

thanks for the rep.p people, my only intention was, to make people aware about this things! to sometimes think about the small things!

Right now it is Sint maarten (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Martin%27s_Day) in here. And we have this kids singing in front of people there houses, for candy. It makes me smile, because it remembers me from when I was young. Memories are also one of this little things...

EddyKola
22-11-05, 04:44
...The girl next door, shes so sweet, and great fun to be with.
...When someone you love says they love you.
...Flowers In Spring
...When Liverpool Football Club Score a goal.
...The guy at the gym who takes the effort to ask how I am.
...When the geese take the bread from my hands.
...When I look over at just the right time to see my tortoise yawn.
...The smell/sound of bacon sizzling in the pan

Kinsao
22-11-05, 12:08
...When I look over at just the right time to see my tortoise yawn.

Awww that's so cute! It reminds me of when I had gerbils as a child - they were so sweet when they yawned! :cute:

One of the little things....... hehe....... finally giving up being "nice" and telling the person who's bothering you exactly what you think of them. Not a very positive thing to, uhh, make life beautiful, maybe (sorry!) - but PHEW!!! it doesn't half make you feel better! :yeahh:

UFSI
22-11-05, 13:20
my cat runs to greet me and purrs when I'm near her. Nice to be loved.

RockLee
22-11-05, 13:35
my cat runs to greet me and purrs when I'm near her. Nice to be loved.That means she wants to eat ! :p Love has nothing to do with cats, they're the biggest suckups in the animal reals.They only use us to get food.Manipulative little critters :blush:

Anyways, I love to stop with what I'm doing, and think about the small things in life.On this very moment, I was asking myself if the rabbit in Tsuyoiko's avatar is sniffing it's butt :?

Tsuyoiko
22-11-05, 14:24
I was asking myself if the rabbit in Tsuyoiko's avatar is sniffing it's butt :?She is having a wash:okashii: ;-)

Clawn
22-11-05, 14:59
Sleeping for twelve hours on the weekends and waking up to eat some lucky charms.

Going to the bookstore and finding out that new book I wanted was just released!

Finding a nickel lying on the street.

Going to bed only to have my cat sleep on my stomach.

The little stupidities in videogame AIs that make it so much more fun to beat the crud out of them!

And chinchillas.

RockLee
22-11-05, 15:19
She is having a wash:okashii: ;-)Hmm is it a long eared cat then ? :D j/k :hihi:

Dutch Baka
23-11-05, 23:14
When walking to the train station, I can see the red sky infront of me.

Mycernius
23-11-05, 23:57
The sound of the sea
Reading a good book
My cats, even if they are suck ups wanting food
A dark, moonlit night, out in the country, away from the towns

misa.j
24-11-05, 00:07
I'm so late in this thread but good one, Dave!

There are many things that make my life bautiful, but coming home with my husband to see my dog howling and circling from the joy, which happens everyday, is one of the best things.

And right now, the thought of Thanksgiving dinner I'm having tomorrow night. mmmm, turkey...

Doc
24-11-05, 01:32
The little things huh? How about this:

- The fact that I still have one fully functional ear to hear the sounds of the world.
- The fact that I have two eyes to see with.
- The fact that I have two arms, legs, and hands to interact with things.
- The fact that I walk.
- The fact that I can talk.
- The fact that I have an intelligent brain and use it effectively.
- The fact that I can eat food.
- The fact that I can breathe on my own.
- The fact that my heart still beats in my body.
- The fact that I have escaped death.
- The fact that I am alive for another day.

I think those things are the most important.

Doc :wave:

Kinsao
27-11-05, 00:44
I never knew that there could be something of enjoyable in standing in a beet field in the middle of nowhere, in the rain, with wet socks, up to your ankles in mud, and in the dark. It just goes to show, you can open your mind to something new everyday. :-) :mad: :lol:

Duo
27-11-05, 02:19
There is one thing i really love.... When I wake up at times in the middle of the night and look fastly at the clock to see how much time I have left to sleep on regular week days. Then I see I have plenty and can just put my head back softly on that beloved pillow and dream away again.


Or the twilight nap as I like to call it. When the day is about to die and you can just curl next to the radiator as you hear the sounds of the hot water dripping in those metal tubes and you're half dazed as slowly the sun sets and it all gets dark.


And of course sleeping late... one of my favorites... draining away the hours of a lazy sunday.


I have always found nature to be quite soothing. The different shades of the sky... the foliage around conveying different emotions... snow...rain....drizzle...all these can give us different sensations. Last night I was walkin home at 3 am and the road was covered in snow for about 15 cm and the way my foot felt crunching underneath and the sound was quite pleasant. Then shakin off all the snow stuck into my clothes before entering the house... the cold pure flakes droping into the moquet and then sleeping under a blak sky but white earth feels quite pleasant.


Then one of my all time favorites... the sea/waves at nite under a lucid and splendid moon glisening on the water surface slowly caressed by the sweet mindnight mediterranean breeze as you can't help but to feel the immensity of the tide upon ur spirit.


There are just so many things that can really make your day... things like personal habits as well. Personally sometimes I like to eat spoonfulls of nutella until my throat start to burn and then wash the tinglin sensation down with fresh water out of the tap....is just one of those things that reinvigorates me and gives me freshness when needed.


Another is to put your new clothes and towel on the radiator on cold days before you enter the shower... then as soon as you out you get that nice brief warmness, especially when it comes to putting on your underwear :p


Then there is things like crusing the city. There is a particular tram route here that goes through this forest and is just one of the most scenic things to do...or sometimes when I feel crappy for whatever reason I like go to a high point here in the city sit down on a bench nearby and observe almost the whole city down on my while reflecting on serveral things. Just one of the special places you feel at peace at and can take your mind off from you troubles and worries.



Lastly late nite crusing... here in Belgium we have the privelege of havin almost every road/highway lit by sodium lights, they give off a nice orangy light... At times I happen to be with friends in the car driving late at night while listening to some "crusing" music as everyone in the car is quiet and prolly thinkin the same wimpy sentimental stuff you are like wow the nite is so cool or the sky is so big or the stars shine so much or dayummm that girl driving past is incredibly cute ;)


There jsut so many things that makin a list would be impossible, but is easy to miss them if we are inattentive. Small things really do make life enjoyable and I try to keep an eye out always but smtimes our life as humans really blocks our senses....

Flashjeff
18-12-05, 13:41
Well, I keep things simple:

Waking up in the morning....
Having my physical and mental health....
Watching the sunrise....

:-)

Tsuyoiko
18-12-05, 14:29
I had a nice one yesterday - a Christmas card from our five-year-old niece that she had written herself - complete with back-to-front 'e's :-)

Anchyyy
18-12-05, 15:12
For example i'm sitting on the bench and a nice guy passes me by and says hello to me:-) Beside that it makes me happy when i hear that someone likes me as a friend and needs me. Ohh and my baby brothers smile always makes me happy no matter what:D

ullvarg
19-12-05, 20:14
-Sleeping for 12-15 h in the weekends
-The first cup of coffie with a cigarette in the morning
-Late night drives in a sleeping city

ullvarg
19-12-05, 20:18
sry, acidental dual post :/

Clawn
20-12-05, 00:02
A summer afternoon spent in a tree
Coming home early to have a cherry coke
Going to Taco Bell after watching a good movie
The way that one old guy always waves to you as you walk home

Doc
20-12-05, 00:12
A nice cold bottle of water and enjoying some John Lee Hooker. Now that is something that makes life beautiful. :-)

Doc :wave:

Kinsao
20-12-05, 00:44
Cool! You like John Lee Hooker, too! :cool:
A little thing that makes life beautiful... is being able to sleep in at the weekend, to snuggle back under the covers and know I don't have to get up just yet... :sleep:
To get the chance to play a real piano, just for a short while... :-)
To finally put all my cards into the mailbox and leave them in the lap of the gods... :mail:
To wake up on Monday morning and know that my boss is away all week! :yeahh:

strongvoicesforward
07-01-06, 07:04
Why do we always need to think big, and why do we forget about this little things, which happen almost everyday, that makes life so beautiful.

Just think about it.

Great thread and topic. Glad I found it.

As for me, some of the "little" things that make life beautiful are:

-- the smell of the ocean.

-- the smell of freshly cut grass in a yard.

-- the smell of rain heavy, and waiting to fall on a windless humid day.

-- the sounds of waves crashing on the beach.

-- a hard dusk rainfall and the sounds it makes as it hits the roof or metal covering

-- the sound of soft rolling thunder in the distance approaching

-- the quick flashes of heat lightning in the night sky

-- the thought I showed some mercy by looking down and making my foot purposely land a few centimeters to the right of an ant going through its daily life motions.

-- the thought that a little girl in the book store with burns all over her face was smiling and cheerful

and many others...perhaps to continue.

Dutch Baka
08-01-06, 16:44
saying goodbye to the wife, knowing I will see her in 6 months again.
holding the wife in my arms,
small kisses from the wife
etc

Flashjeff
08-01-06, 16:48
saying goodbye to the wife, knowing I will see her in 6 months again.
holding the wife in my arms,
small kisses from the wife
etc

:blush: How sweet! Dutch, you truly are quite the romantic! :blush:

Dutch Baka
12-01-06, 17:53
When something bad happens, and after a while when you feel better, you can see how much you learn , and become stronger from this things... when you see you learn in life, I think you understand the beautyness of living, the reason of living... it makes me happy

JoRuDeNnA
23-01-06, 06:15
I agree with you, in my personal opinion one of those little things is remembering the voice or the laugh of my grandfather who died two years ago, that helps me alot when I feel sad because he's not with me anymore.
Also when I feel alone a smile from any person is quite nice
When I wakeup the sensation of living another day
The smile of a little boy/girl is always beautiful
And of course each and every memory of happy moments or even silly moments....those are the ones that remain, I once heard a phrase and found it very true "The simplest joy can bring the heart its sweetest pleasures"

Dutch Baka
30-03-06, 21:22
Looking at a little girl like this, makes life SOOOO BEAUTIFUL , thanks Rocklee for the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8tp5kIM_7A&search=cute%20girl

Thor
31-03-06, 00:31
The human capacity for kindness, and good are the little things that make my life worth living.

Mitsuo
31-03-06, 02:14
Sleeping in, knowing that you can stay in bed as long as you want.
Family and friends
The smell of rain
Thunder
Trees
A simple "I love you" can do the trick.
Laughter, without it, I wouldn't be able to live!

anjusan
31-03-06, 03:21
:giggle: :bravo: :lol: :D :silly: :smug: :evil: :win:

Hearing someone laugh... really laugh... I mean the sort of laugh you just can't fake... even though I don't know why they are laughing I just can't stop myself from grinning like a fool...

Tsuyoiko
31-03-06, 10:59
Looking at a little girl like this, makes life SOOOO BEAUTIFUL , thanks Rocklee for the link. That is so cute!

- A sunny day after weeks and weeks of cold, rainy miserable weather. Just a shame is still too cold to sit out.

Carlson
31-03-06, 11:06
going to work in the morning and seeing the cherry blossoms bloom for the first time this year.

sl0thmachin3
05-04-06, 12:35
things that brighten my day.

1. A good night's sleep
2. A very interesting book
3. Women smiling
4. Children playing
5. Seeing my girl
6. Hearing my girl's voice
7. Spending time with my girl
8. Good music
9. Delicious food
10. Friendly strangers

strongvoicesforward
05-04-06, 17:57
Lending a helping hand to those which are down and out and who need a second chance.

nurizeko
09-04-06, 10:37
-The laze-about in bed after sex with my woman.
-The feel of warm grass on bare feet on a summers day.

Meh ill think of more. :p

Da Monstar
09-04-06, 17:06
Just being alive and healthy.
Sunshine upon my face while listening to a really good song.

It feels good to help others, though it is sad that in a modern world like this there are still people who are suffering from illness, poverty etc.

Dutch Baka
09-04-06, 17:08
Looking in your glass, and seeing the nice White colour of the top of your cold beer, while you are sitting in the sun.

Sensuikan San
14-04-06, 06:17
My wife.

(She's only 4'-11"/1500cm tall)

[Please don't tell her that I posted this .... !]

ƒWƒ‡ƒ“

Kara_Nari
14-04-06, 07:20
1500cm tall? Wow! :silly:

I really love the sea, waterfalls, lakes.... I automatically get a relaxed happy feeling when I see that.

I also have a tendency to stare at grass, I love walking barefoot along grass.

Spring time, is so lovely, today I was walking down the road, and there was a big gust of wind, and it blew millions of sakura petals off the trees, it was so beautiful, and was blowing them along for about 5 minutes. Everybody around stopped to admire them.

Sensuikan San
15-04-06, 05:36
1500cm tall? Wow! :silly:


LOL! LOL! LOL!

Yeah!

Now that's a slip of the pen ... isn't it!

Sorry folks ... no! I'm not married to the Statue of Liberty!

1500mm. dudes! 1500MM! A metre and a half!

:dunce: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :nuts:

ƒWƒ‡ƒ“

Kara_Nari
15-04-06, 06:58
I was about to ask to see your wedding photo's. Hahha, sure would be interesting to have a wife THAT tall!

Mitsuo
15-04-06, 22:12
Beautiful things make things beautiful (you can say it backwards too. lol). Sometimes we just have to stop and smell the roses, and take a deep breath of that fresh polluted air.

But I want to add in more:

The feeling of accomplishment (especially after working Hard for it)
The feeling when you make other people happy and laugh.

I guess that's it.

Dutch Baka
15-04-06, 23:53
Knowing yourself!

nurizeko
16-04-06, 10:48
Snuggling up in a cozy bed in a dark bedroom while the soft pure light of the clouds and snow covered ground and flakes falling shine in through the window, the room is cold, outside is cold, but you and your bed are warm and nice.

Its the kinda situation i wouldnt get up for sex with anyone.

And blokes are famous for having sex even if they dont really want to. :p

Chris
26-06-09, 23:48
The best things in life truly ARE free!

Minty
27-06-09, 01:59
For me is knowing I am somebody special to those I truly care about!

Riccardo
02-04-12, 17:22
The more we become adults, more the little things that make life beautiful are ignored. Why?

Franco
05-04-12, 23:38
Practising sport makes me feel better.

Michel Gilson
12-05-13, 01:30
Reading a good book, taking a long walk(sometimes alone, sometimes with the one you love), the sea and the beach at night, classical music or a great love-song. Sharing a meal with family and good friends. So many things make life so beautiful.

RosenBlues
05-08-13, 16:28
The sun setting or rising, a new walk through the city, eating some good food, but most of all making some good memories with loved ones

Leon Pagliuca
26-10-13, 23:09
There are a lot of little things around us which can make us happy. I am a very nature loving person and whenever I feel sad , I like to walk on grass which give a very soothing feeling .I observe the beauty of new blossom flowers , trees. All these wonderful things make me calm from inside. little deeds of kindness can make our life more beautiful than the ever before.

Leon Pagliuca
26-10-13, 23:24
Little deeds of kindness can make our life more beautiful. I am a nature loving person and nature attracts me a lot. Whenever I feel sad I go on a walk in a park and start walking on the grass which giving me vert soothing feeling then I feel very calm inside.