The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life Anything

The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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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).

List Criteria: Small things that make you happy.

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    Quiet

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    House to Yourself

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    A Clear Night Under the Stars

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    No Traffic

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    Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You

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    How It Smells After the Rain

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    Freedom

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    A Clean House

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    Morning Coffee

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    Masturbation

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    The easiest way of s exual satisfaction without any obligations.
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    Massage

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    A Nice Fire

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    Chocolate

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    Ice Cream On a Hot Day

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    Hug

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    A Shady Spot On the Beach

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    Sound of the Sea

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    Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day

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    Sleeping In

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    The Silence of Fresh Snowfall

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    Smell of Flowers in the Air

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    Hot Tub

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    A Cold Beer After a Day in the Sun

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    The Female Form

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    Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock

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    Good Food

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    Rain On the Roof

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    Christmas Mornings

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    Watching the Big Game With Good Friends

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    Windows Down On a Spring Day

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    Patio Dining at Sunset

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    Sleeping Baby

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    Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water

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    Kids in Bed, Favorite Tv Show On

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    Hearing Someone Say That They Love You

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    Making Someone Happy

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    That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

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    The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter

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    Realizing That It Is Friday

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    The Sound of Your Child's Laughter

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    Gardening

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    Completing a Difficult Project

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    A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

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    Fuzzy Slippers

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    A Garden Hose That Is Not All Kinked Up When You Need the Water to Flow

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    Hearing My Cat Purr

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    Tip Generously

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    The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass

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