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

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    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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    No Traffic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    No Traffic Zoom zoom.

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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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    Good Food is listed (or ranked) 7 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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    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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    Hug is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Hug Sometimes that's all you need

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    Massage is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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    A Clean House is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

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    Listening to your favorite mus... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Listening to your favorite music

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    Masturbation is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 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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    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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    A Nice Fire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

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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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    Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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

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    Let's get it oooooon

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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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    The Sound of a Loved One's... is listed (or ranked) 23 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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    Making Someone Happy is listed (or ranked) 24 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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    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

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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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    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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    Smell of Flowers in the Air is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

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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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    Realizing That It Is Friday is listed (or ranked) 37 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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    Dogs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Dogs

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    The Sound of Your Child's ... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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    A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand A... is listed (or ranked) 40 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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    The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

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    Sleeping Baby is listed (or ranked) 42 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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    A Cold Beer After a Day in the... is listed (or ranked) 43 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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    Watching Movies is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Watching Movies

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    That Feeling An Hour After a G... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

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    Hearing My Cat Purr is listed (or ranked) 47 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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    Ranking Stuff On Ranker is listed (or ranked) 48 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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    Meaningful Work That Justifies... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Meaningful Work That Justifies One's Life

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