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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    the people's #1 & most listed Peace and Quiet Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

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

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    How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

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    added by BostonBruins Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

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    No Traffic Zoom zoom.

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

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    A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

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    Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes 

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    ranked low on reranks & added by zxray Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

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    Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

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    added by lyndyloo Hug Sometimes that's all you need

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    often listed & added by Jedralski Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

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    added by Clark Benson Do we need to say anything more?

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    added by fisher08 Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

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

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    ranked low on reranks & added by zxray Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

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    A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

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    added by pmmom38 Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

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    added by zxray The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

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

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    added by zxray Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

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    added by zxray Christmas Mornings Get the family together

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    Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

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    added by deligiannismike Let's get it oooooon

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    added by pmmom38 Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

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    added by Clark Benson Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

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

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    Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks A Cold Beer After a Day in the Sun You deserve it!

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

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    added by zxray Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

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

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    added by pmmom38 The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

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    added by AllyssaLynneEdwards Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

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    Watching the Big Game With Good Friends

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Robert Wabash Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

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    added by Clark Benson That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

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    added by zxray Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

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    Kids in Bed, Favorite Tv Show On Now for that quality ME time

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    added by pmmom38 Hearing My Cat Purr Finally, a language you understand

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    added by zxray Bubble Bath Bubbles!

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

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    Listening to your favorite music

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    added by AllyssaLynneEdwards A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

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    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

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    added by rah1st Meaningful Work That Justifies One's Life

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    added by LaurieM Gardening Get those green fingers out at last!

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    Leaving a generous tip Makes you feel good inside!

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