Thought Provoking The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life  

Desertrat89
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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 Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

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1,264 161
House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

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1,114 80
zxray added Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

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1,141 218
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

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1,151 121
BostonBruins added Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

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

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1,035 135
No Traffic Zoom zoom.

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1,117 132
A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

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859 47
Listening to your favorite music

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864 235
Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

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883 154
lyndyloo added Hug Sometimes that's all you need

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717 390
Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes  

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809 242
Clark Benson added Chocolate Do we need to say anything more?

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1,017 125
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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zxray added Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

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858 121
zxray added Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

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Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

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794 173
deligiannismike added Sex Let's get it oooooon

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

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

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834 148
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

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679 200
Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day Makes you think of winter!

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Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

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zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

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

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Family

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zxray added Christmas Mornings Get the family together

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

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Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

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

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Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

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zxray added Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

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

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525 45
Mabie1 added Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

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AllyssaLynneEdwards added Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

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looksharp added Dogs

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Robert Wabash added Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

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domuchpolevaulting added Watching Movies

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374 63
ChloeFletcher added A Good Book

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AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

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

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David Beaty III added A Good Hot Shower

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possumprincess added Sunsets

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381 55
slaft added Stargazing

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479 97
AllyssaLynneEdwards added A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

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

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Clark Benson added That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

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283 68
Day Dreaming

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319 58