Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tech support, coffee pot and blue smoke.

1. The waiter helping the lady at the next table to work her laptop.

2. The coffee pot at work tends to be ignored once it's empty -- no-one likes cleaning out the grounds. I thought I'd better do it while I was making a round of teas. As I put my hand in, expecting the horrid feeling of coffee grounds in my fingernails. Instead, the most obvious sensation was the smell of oranges and spice -- we'd been drinking flavoured coffee.

3. While walking along a footpath between the backs of two rows of houses, I catch a whiff of cigar smoke. I imagine someone had exiled themselves to the garden to enjoy their cigar in peace.

33 comments:

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  2. Blog with a difference.....
    i like ur way of doing this....

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  3. I would never ignore the coffee pot, thats ashame, hmmmm?

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  4. I love this site and have started blogging 3BT too. The hardest thing i find is to blog things that are truly beautiful in their own right, not to just make a positive from a negative. (does that make sense to you)
    Cheers
    Jen

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  5. I love this idea. We all focus too much on the negative things in our lives, and forget that there is pleasure in simple things.
    I'm going through a challenging period in my life at the moment, but every day I do try to think of something positive that has happened. If I can't think of anything in future, I will look to your lovely blog for inspiration!
    I have to confess that I use my blog to unload some of the more negative feelings I've been feeling over the past few months, which I have found very therapeutic, but may have frightened a few readers away!

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  6. Wow that was beautiful! It was inspiring...

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  7. I have been 3BTing for a couple of months now but recently it has really helped me through breaking up with my long-term boyfriend.
    Forcing myself to find three beautiful things to write about helped me to stop dwelling on the bad stuff, direct my thoughts away from the pain and concentrate on the other things going on around me.
    Thanks Clare

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  8. I love the smell of oranges and spice. Thanks for bringing some sunshine to my little piece of the world.

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  9. 1 visiting this blog

    2 talking to friends

    3 listening to music

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  10. This blog is very creative
    Congratulation Clare
    I put this webpage to my bookmarks

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  11. This is a brilliant idea. I've just found it through the blogs of note and I was blown away by it.

    I'll make sure I visit regularly.

    God bless.

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  12. Thanks, Clare, for sharing all these beautiful thoughts with us. My Spanish 3BT (thanks for adding to your Roll of Honour) is going well and it is a very enjoyable process. It is easy to forget the find the beauty in the simple things around us when we are absorbed by the daily routine.

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  13. wow, how clever! its cool to see people taking note of the beautiful things in life. there is so much more than negativity in the world!

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  14. At www.eggbaconchipsandbeans.com , the description of a plate of bacon, egg, chips and beans:
    'I love those chips. They almost seem like salmon leaping over some rocks to dive into the beans. While nearby lies a limpid pool of egg. And a sylvan glade carpeted in bacon.'

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  15. 1. Occasionally I am blessed with a dream that makes me wake up laughing. Last night I dreamed that I was back in calculus class, taking a test, only the test consisted of pictures of Sesame Street characters under which we all had to write the calculus term that the picture reminded us of.

    2. Professor Childermass's "fuss closet" in the Johnny Dixon books by John Bellairs.

    3. I am getting my wisdom teeth out. There isn't much beautiful about this, except the fact that after seven years of hemming and hawing about it, I've come to a somewhat fatalistic peace, and am ready to submit myself to the knife.

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  16. Hi Clare...I wanted to get on your list but my mac wont let me use your link to email. http://taihae.blogspot.com/ is my site, with the TBT as the most recent post. Can you help? Love your blog
    taihae

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  17. so ! whose turn is it to clean the toilet ?

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  18. I'm slowly trying to see things the way you do.

    Also...would love to be included on your link list.
    lifeandtimeofrecovery

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  19. Coffee and cigars. Better than ham & eggs, beans & rice, Bert & Ernie, Donny & Marie. Being from the UK you might not get all these references, but nice post.

    Take care - Mitch

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  20. Although I don't smoke, enjoying a cigar in their garden by themselves sounds...divine.

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  21. Realizing that you had been drinking flavored coffee and then changing your ways is worth 3 points on its own.

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  22. I lvoe it when people botice things like this in life that are so minor yet beautiful at the same time

    Love and God bless,
    Morgan

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  23. wow interesting blog http://nirvanatribute.blogspot.com/

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  24. Just wanted you to know I've linked your blog on mine. I love your blog!

    Chelle

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  25. Beautiful. Simple. Life is beautiful when you look at things in a different way.
    Much like this 3BT, I believe that inside every person, no matter how mean, how stubborn, how tough, there is always a beautiful and kind heart... it is just up to us to unveil it and see the beauty in it.

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  26. Thank you, Clare. What a great idea it is to look for the simple, everyday things that bring joy. We tend to get busy and take so much for granted. This is a great blog. Keep up with the inspiring, "bring a smile to my face" 3BT!!

    I'll be sure to check your blog more often.

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  27. Three beautiful things? It's given me a completely different perspective on what one should focus on in going about the day. Thanks.

    It's more than a blog, it's a philosophy on how to suck the most marrow out of life.

    Kudos!

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  28. Love your unique blog!

    ** Shaun **
    My awesome blog: ohpunk.blogspot.com

    -

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  29. You have inspired me to start my own three beautiful things at melanie-happythoughts.blogspot.com
    We should always stop and focus on happy thoughts instead of the depressing news and the negative talk around us. Thank you Clare

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  30. Thanks Clare. I'm new to the blogging world but love discovering your "three things" blog. Here's my three things blog:
    http://theseareafewofmyfavoritethings.blogspot.com/

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