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Little things that make you smile

Updated on November 17, 2009

"Today was good, today was fun, tomorrow is another one." Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss had it right in so many ways. He saw the world with through the eyes of a child, with wonder and joy for everyday things. We all need to remember the wonder of the world and take time to see life's little joys. As the world spins out of control, these little things are wondrous and free.

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Albert Einstein

Life is full of miracles. Spring is coming into full bloom where I live and every day I see the miracle of new life. New green shoots appearing out of the dull brown soil. Cherry blossoms, pink and white, adorning the trees. Color returning after the dead of winter. I know scientifically why this is happening, but it is still a miracle. What is dead lives again, what was gone has returned.

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." Oscar Wilde

To live is to love, to appreciate, to have joy! We need to live our lives, not just perform the day to day functions. Appreciate all the beauty of nature and each other. Love and be loved. Spread joy and receive joy. Live!

"If you don't think every day is a great day, try going without one." Jim Evans

Life cannot be complete with out the small, seemingly meaningless, things that occur in our days. Take the time to rejoice in the small victories of life and nature. Smell the roses, watch the sunsets, kiss your children. Never take these seemingly small things for granted. Today will never occur again, do not miss out on it.

Misty Rain


caressing my face

a delicate dewiness

of gentle drizzle

Rainbow


leaves drip vanished rain

colorful chimera glows

noble illusion


Friendship


bitter, bleak, benumbed

morph to peaceful refreshment

in a friend's presence

Children


rollicking wonder,

gleeful mirth, exuberance,

exhilaration

Kittens


a kitten and string

whirling round and round

tangled messy thing


Laughter


playful mirth drives

white pearls bursting through red walls

ruptured with laughter


Sunset


ablaze with carmine

claret intoxicated

florid twilight falls

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago from India

      Ahhh...kittens and children...sunsets and rainbows! It's always the little things that make life worthwhile, isn't it? :)

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Awww, thanks for answering my request! I really needed to hear this. I'm always stuck inside working 10 hours with no sunligh or nature to think about?! Sorry, haven't been on hub page in so long! I'm just using my moms laptop for now. Gotta get mine fix. :(

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Feline Prophet, It's the little things that make me smile :D

      May, I heard your computer was down and thought I would surprise you when you got back! I understand the problem, mine wasn't working for the end of Feb and beginning of March. I was using my son's, and it was not fun fighting for time! I hope you get it fixed soon!

      I took the sunset picture tonight, it was a beautiful day, close to 90 degrees! When you need a little outdoors, a friend or a laugh while you are stuck at work (or home), log in and take a look! This one is for you! :)

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Awww, that was so sweet of you! Bless you!

      Sorry, can't do a hub on all of my favorite hubbers since I'm on a limited time on this laptop :(

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      May, You have given me some wonderful laughs and reads, and I wanted to give something back. Just get your computer fixed, so you can be back with us again! Then you can do your hub! :)

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      mayhmong 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I did do a quick hub. One that describes how much I miss hubbing so much!

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      I'll have to go over and read it! I've been pretty busy lately and haven't been here myself as much as I would like!

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      Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

      loved the video of the little girl soaking wet. . .(oh, the other one wouldn't play -- I find if I copy the URL instead of embedding the code it often works better). Yep. I feel "gooder" --thanks!

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      Benji Mester 8 years ago from San Diego, California

      K@ri! Congrats on being 100 :) I loved the three lined poems, especially the one on sunset. Keep up the good work :)

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      Becki Rizzuti 8 years ago from Indiana, USA

      Very, very sweet, k@ri!

      The philosophy of the Einstein quote is part of the reason for my screen name. I try to see everything that happens in my life as a miracle. So I see them everyday. I don't mean commonplace: I mean everywhere.

      Thank you for posting this! I love your poetry!

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      jayb23 8 years ago from India

      Brillaint Hub, I liked the choice of the pics and poems were brilliant. Keep them coming

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      mdawson17 8 years ago

      Very Good Hub! You are so right when you said that life would be meaningless without the small things in life! To live is to love and loving is appreciating the very small things in life!!

      Always Appreciating Your Hubs!

      mdawson17

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      Whikat 8 years ago

      Another Beautiful hub. I really enjoyed the quotes, Albert Einstein is one of my favorites. I loved the pics and of course your beautiful words to make everything blend together like a favorite song. Have a great day, I know I will now. :-)

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      Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

      Loved everything about this K@ri, Sweet dreams tonight I think.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Teresa, I'm glad you feel "gooder"! I felt "gooder" working on this! I think I fixed the link to the second video. It is definitely worth watching! Wandererh had it on one of his hubs and I saved the link. Makes me laugh every time I watch it! :)

      Benji, Thanks for letting me know about the 100. :) I've been working on another Diabetes hub pretty much all weekend. It's published now, whew (wipes sweat from brow).

      Everyday Miracles, I have always loved your name! And miracles are never commonplace! I agree, if you look you will find them...they are going on all over. Thanks for stopping by!

      Jay, Thanks for the brilliant! I'm glad you liked them! :D

      mdawson, Yes, to love is to live and to live is to love. The small things remind us of what really matters! Thanks!

      Whikat, I always love Albert Einstein quotes, also. He was such a scientific man with such a glorious faith. I'll have a great day also after reading your comment! :)

      Hawkesdream, Thanks! I will wish sweet dreams to you! I'm really glad you liked it!

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      Laughing Mom 8 years ago

      how did I miss this one?!?!  I'm really smiling, k@ri!  The photo of the blue flower is absolutely beautiful!  I'd love to have that blown up and framed. Misty Rain was equally as beautiful!

       

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Laughing Mom, I'm glad you liked it! I loved that photo also, it's some where on Photobucket. If I read the terms correctly you can get it blown up.

      After living in NM for so long I began to miss the soft drizzle of the east coast! I'm glad you liked that one!

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Just . . . beautiful.

      I loved botht hte sentiment and the photo of the pony and cat.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Rochelle, Thank you! I love the photo of the pony and the cat also! To me it shows such love and trust.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Beautiful K@ari and nicely written , reading it was like a breath of fresh air. :)

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      AE, Thanks for the wonderful comment! I wanted to do something for May, since her computer wasn't working. I'm really glad you like it! :D

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      skydiver 8 years ago from UK

      That's a nice Hub :) Love the pics, especially the kitten one!

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      skydiver, I'm glad you liked it! The kitten is so cute, sleeping on the yarn! Thanks for stopping by!

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      ladyvenus, Thanks, I love the photos also. I wish I could claim more of them as my own!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      K@ri, we love the same things and these are the things that make me smile too. I just posted your link to my hub..."Smile: It's Good for the Heart!" I enjoyed your hub immensely! :-) Let us keep on smiling! :-)

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Hi ripplemaker! I'm glad they make you smile also! Thanks for linking my hub :) Keep on smiling! :D

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      badcompany, Thanks! Maybe you should show it to her again, a little romance is good in life...and a lot is better! :D

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Yes let's keep smiling! :-) I like that!

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      Laila Rajaratnam 8 years ago from India

      Beautiful hub!So true..Today will never occur again..and yes..enjoy and smile at all the small pleasures in life!Thanks for sharing!

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      Russ Baleson 8 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      I'm a fan! Love your imagery and style.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      ripplemaker, Smiling is good for the soul, I like it too! :D

      Laila, Today is a gift, and when it is gone we can never have it back except in our memories! So make it a good memory!

      Russ, Thank you and thanks for stopping by!

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      R Burow 8 years ago from Florida, United States

      I loved your writing. The pictures were great, but I loved the writing. Thanks for the bright spot. May all your days be 'merry, and bright.'

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      R Burow, As may yours! Thank you very much, all of these things are bright spots in my days. :D

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      Neil Sperling 8 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      K@ri - you tied so much original thoughts with quotes etc. I'm impressed and moved - well done hub.

      "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." Oscar Wilde

      To live is to love, to appreciate, to have joy! We need to live our lives, not just perform the day to day functions.

      Neil

       

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Neil,

      I love what you write and how you write it, so when you tell me "good hub" it means very much! Thank you! I truly believe the Oscar Wilde quote...I do not want to just exist. I want to love, appreciate and have joy...I try daily! Life is in the trying, anyone can live. :D

      k@ri

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      Rob Welsh 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi K@ri... Really nice work. Good balance between your pics and words. Thank you for the opportunity to read this. Keep up the brilliance. Take care.

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      k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Pearldiver, Thanks for the kind words. :D

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      SBHK 6 years ago from India

      i loved it really..voting up

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