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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990 74
Freedom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
zxray added Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

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How It Smells After the Rain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

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Sleeping In is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
BostonBruins added Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

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Good Food is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
fisher08 added Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

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941 119
No Traffic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
No Traffic Zoom zoom.

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1,010 123
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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750 42
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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793 208
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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790 139
Hug is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
lyndyloo added Hug Sometimes that's all you need

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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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728 225
Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Clark Benson added Chocolate Do we need to say anything more?

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910 218
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

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930 119
A Clean House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

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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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738 108
Rain On the Roof is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
zxray added Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

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781 112
Sound of the Sea is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
zxray added Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

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709 153
Sex is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
deligiannismike added Sex Let's get it oooooon

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697 71
Hearing Someone Say That They ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

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622 50
The Sound of a Loved One's... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

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769 134
A Nice Fire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

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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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Ice Cream On a Hot Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

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648 144
The Silence of Fresh Snowfall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

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405 77
Family is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Family

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656 34
Making Someone Happy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
pmmom38 added Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

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519 170
Christmas Mornings is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
zxray added Christmas Mornings Get the family together

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

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About Signs Someone Is Talking About You Behind Your Back

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552 139
Smell of Flowers in the Air is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

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552 150
A Shady Spot On the Beach is listed (or ranked) 31 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) 32 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

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Hot Tub is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
zxray added 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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424 96
Completing a Difficult Project is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
AllyssaLynneEdwards added Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

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459 42
Being in the Warmth While It's... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Mabie1 added Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

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422 81
Dogs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
looksharp added Dogs

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Realizing That It Is Friday is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Robert Wabash added Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

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A Good Book is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
ChloeFletcher added A Good Book

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327 76
Watching Movies is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
domuchpolevaulting added Watching Movies

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The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

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The Sound of Your Child's ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
pmmom38 added The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

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Sunset is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
possumprincess added Sunsets

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Ranking Stuff On Ranker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
zxray added 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
AllyssaLynneEdwards added A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

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Stargazing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
slaft added Stargazing

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A Good Hot Shower is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
David Beaty III added A Good Hot Shower

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That Feeling An Hour After a G... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Clark Benson added That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

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A Cold Beer After a Day in the... is listed (or ranked) 49 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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Day Dreaming is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life
Day Dreaming