The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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List Criteria: Small things that make you happy.

The simpler, little things in life that make you feel content and happy are easier to come by and oftentimes more meaningful because of their simplicity. What are the small things that make you happy? Are you content to sit and enjoy a cold brew after a long day in the sun, or do you just get giddy thinking about having the house all to yourself? Vote for your favorite things, and add anything that you think is missing. You can also re-rank this list in any order you want.

You don't have to win the lottery and become instantly wealthy or even gain a small financial windfall like $100 to enjoy the simplest pleasures in life. They are almost always free of charge. Sipping morning coffee, enjoying the peace and quiet before the crazy day begins can be one of the best pleasures ever. Getting a (free) library book and reading a novel that can change your life costs exactly nothing (other than your time).
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    Peace and Quiet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Peace and Quiet Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

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    House to Yourself is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

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    Freedom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    the people's #1 & added by zxray
    Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

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    Sleeping In is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

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    Good Food is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

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    How It Smells After the Rain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

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    No Traffic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    No Traffic Zoom zoom.

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    A Clear Night Under the Stars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

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    Massage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

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    Hug is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Hug Sometimes that's all you need

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    Listening to your favorite mus... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Listening to your favorite music

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    Morning Coffee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes 

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    Masturbation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

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    Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

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    A Clean House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

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    Do we need to say anything more?

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    Hearing Someone Say That They ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

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    Let's get it oooooon

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    Sound of the Sea is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

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    A Nice Fire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

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    The Sound of a Loved One's... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

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    Rain On the Roof is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

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    Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day Makes you think of winter!

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    Ice Cream On a Hot Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

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    Making Someone Happy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

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    The Silence of Fresh Snowfall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

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    Christmas Mornings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Christmas Mornings Get the family together

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    Reading Outdoors in a Lounge C... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

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    Family is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Family

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    Patio Dining at Sunset is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

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    Smell of Flowers in the Air is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

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    A Shady Spot On the Beach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    A Shady Spot On the Beach It's your spot, and you ain't movin'!

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    Hot Tub is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

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    Dipping Your Feet in Cool Wate... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water Makes your body shiver, in the good way

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    Being in the Warmth While It's... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

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    Completing a Difficult Project is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

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    Dogs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Dogs

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    Watching Movies is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Watching Movies

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    Realizing That It Is Friday is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

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    The Sound of Your Child's ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

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    The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by AllyssaLynneEdwards
    The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

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    A Cold Beer After a Day in the... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    A Cold Beer After a Day in the Sun You deserve it!

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    A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand A... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

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    A Good Book is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    A Good Book

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    Ranking Stuff On Ranker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

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    Sleeping Baby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Sleeping Baby Well, at least they're quiet now!

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    Day Dreaming is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Day Dreaming

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    Hearing My Cat Purr is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Hearing My Cat Purr Finally, a language you understand

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