culture The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life  

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List Rules 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
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
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
Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

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How It Smells After the Rain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

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Good Food is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

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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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Listening to your favorite mus... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Listening to your favorite music

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Hug is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Hug Sometimes that's all you need

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Massage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

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Morning Coffee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes 

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A Clean House is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

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Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Chocolate Do we need to say anything more?

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Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

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Masturbation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

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Sound of the Sea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

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Rain On the Roof is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

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A Nice Fire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

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Hearing Someone Say That They ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

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Sex is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Sex Let's get it oooooon

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The Sound of a Loved One's... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

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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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Making Someone Happy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

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Ice Cream On a Hot Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

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

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Smell of Flowers in the Air is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

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Reading Outdoors in a Lounge C... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

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A Shady Spot On the Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Patio Dining at Sunset is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

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Family is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Family

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Hot Tub is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
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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Realizing That It Is Friday is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

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

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

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Being in the Warmth While It's... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

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Dogs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Dogs

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The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

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Sunset is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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A Good Book is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
A Good Book

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Stargazing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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Ranking Stuff On Ranker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

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A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand A... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

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Day Dreaming is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Day Dreaming

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The Sound of Your Child's ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

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A Cold Beer After a Day in the... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
A Cold Beer After a Day in the Sun You deserve it!

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Sleeping Baby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Sleeping Baby Well, at least they're quiet now!

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A Good Hot Shower is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
A Good Hot Shower