101 things that make life amazing

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101 things that make life amazing

Post: #56994 Andy Hamilton
Fri May 11, 2007 2:52 pm

ok we have had the pet hates so thought it would be good to have things that make life amazing.

1. Selfsufficientish (of course :mrgreen: )

2,3 and 4. The obvious like friends and family and getting your first crop of the year.

5. Not so obvious - being called a good man by someone that really means it.

6. emails from old friends
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Post: #56998 the.fee.fairy
Fri May 11, 2007 2:59 pm

7. Finding people from school on SSish
8. The smell of fresh rainfall
9. The way my dog says hello when i get in from work!

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Post: #56999 Thomzo
Fri May 11, 2007 3:07 pm

10. Sitting in my garden in the sunshine listening to the birds and watching the poplars in the breeze

11. Sitting inside when it's really stormy watching the poplars dancing in the wind

12. Curling up by the fire with a good book and a cat on my lap.
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Post: #57008 Clara
Fri May 11, 2007 4:28 pm

13. The way my baby girl looks at me first thing in the morning - then eyes quickly dart downwards to look where the milk´s coming from!(loved-up mama :wink: )

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Post: #57015 Cornelian
Fri May 11, 2007 8:02 pm

14. The fact that a garden always gives back three times what you put into it.

15. A gift of flowers from a complete stranger. Last week, when I was in one of Hobart's main streets, a somewhat scruffy elderly gentleman walked up to me, handed me a bunch of orchids, then vanished back into the crowded street.
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Post: #57025 Wombat
Fri May 11, 2007 10:50 pm

Cornelian wrote:14. The fact that a garden always gives back three times what you put into it.

15. A gift of flowers from a complete stranger. Last week, when I was in one of Hobart's main streets, a somewhat scruffy elderly gentleman walked up to me, handed me a bunch of orchids, then vanished back into the crowded street.


That is soooo cool!

I've often thought of doing the same thing, but I know it would only fetch me a beating from Mrs Wombat :wink:

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Post: #57026 Cornelian
Fri May 11, 2007 10:52 pm

You shall have to choose your target carefully, Nev!
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Post: #57028 red
Fri May 11, 2007 11:03 pm

sunsets and sunrises

seeing a shooting star

early morning frost on a clear sunny day (unless its a late one and will ruin your plants!)

feeling part of the local community.

when my son learns something he has had difficulty with for a long time, his triumphant face!

the colour of autumn

being witness to something special no one else sees.. like fox cubs playing or badgers out on the river bank...

coming in wet cold and tired to a log fire.

snuggling
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Post: #57039 Millymollymandy
Sat May 12, 2007 6:15 am

25. When my riding instructor says "bon!" (good) :mrgreen:

26. Watching my ducks

27. Seeing a kingfisher eat a fish

28. When a tree falls in your garden and doesn't hit another tree or your house!

29. When it rains after a dry spell

30. My new breadmaker

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Post: #57040 littlebluefish
Sat May 12, 2007 6:42 am

31,. The huge bright double rainbow over our valley yesterday. Possibly the most clearly coloured I have ever seen!

32. When your stepfather turns up with piping to get water to your plot and save you an hour of carrying buckets!

33. New jobs that give you the weekends and evenings free! From June, I shall be a mad evening/weekend gardening person!

34. Friends who take you to the rugby final, where your team is playing :cheers:

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Post: #57046 hamster
Sat May 12, 2007 8:24 am

35. The feeling of achievement when you get to the top of a mountain.

36. The people who come through for you when something awful happens.

37. Freshly-baked-bread smell.
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Post: #57073 glenniedragon
Sat May 12, 2007 12:23 pm

38. Watching eggs hatch
39. Making someone happy

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Post: #57075 Milims
Sat May 12, 2007 12:45 pm

40 - the age I just hit, the fact that I've got here in one piece and that I still feel 20-something
41 That just when you think life has all gone completely pear shaped and could never possibly get any better because its so awful- a miracle happens and you realise that things ain't so bad after all
Let us be lovely
And let us be kind
Let us be silly and free
It won't make us famous
It won't make us rich
But damn it how happy we'll be!
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Post: #57087 red
Sat May 12, 2007 5:21 pm

42 - hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
43 counting your blessings and enjoying what you have got.
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Post: #57117 contadino
Sat May 12, 2007 11:09 pm

Germination. You just add water to these iddy-biddy seeds and get whole new plants. Amazing.

The seasons. Just when you're getting bored of the cold, along comes Spring. Then, when you need to cool down after a hot Summer, there's Autumn just around the corner.

The stars. Nuff said.


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