The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life Anything
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The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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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    Quiet

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    House to Yourself

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    How It Smells After the Rain

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    Sleeping In

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    A Clear Night Under the Stars

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    No Traffic

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    Morning Coffee

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    A Clean House

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    Freedom

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    Massage

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    Masturbation

    75
    added by: Jedralski
    The easiest way of s exual satisfaction without any obligations.
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    Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You

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    Hug

    74
    added by: lyndyloo
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    Good Food

    67
    added by: fisher08
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    Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day

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    A Nice Fire

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    Sound of the Sea

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    Hearing Someone Say That They Love You

    64
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    Ice Cream On a Hot Day

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    A Shady Spot On the Beach

    60
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    The Silence of Fresh Snowfall

    60
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    Christmas Mornings

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    Smell of Flowers in the Air

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    Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock

    57
    added by: Clark Benson
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    Making Someone Happy

    56
    added by: pmmom38
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    Rain On the Roof

    55
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    Patio Dining at Sunset

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    A Cold Beer After a Day in the Sun

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    The Female Form

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    The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter

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    added by: AllyssaLynneEdwards
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    Windows Down On a Spring Day

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    Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water

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    Hot Tub

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    Sleeping Baby

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    The Sound of Your Child's Laughter

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    Watching the Big Game With Good Friends

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    Completing a Difficult Project

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    added by: AllyssaLynneEdwards
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    Realizing That It Is Friday

    45
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    That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

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    added by: Clark Benson
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    Kids in Bed, Favorite Tv Show On

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    Bubble Bath

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    The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass

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    Hearing My Cat Purr

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    Meaningful Work That Justifies One's Life

    39
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    Ranking Stuff On Ranker

    39
    added by: zxray
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    A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

    38
    added by: AllyssaLynneEdwards
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    Gardening

    37
    added by: LaurieM
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    Tip Generously

    37
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