Thought Provoking 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).
list ordered by

1
1,322 118
Peace and Quiet Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

2
1,295 165
House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

3
1,149 81
zxray added Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

4
1,166 224
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

5
1,182 125
BostonBruins added Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

6
1,074 69
fisher08 added Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

7
1,058 140
No Traffic Zoom zoom.

8
1,146 135
A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

9
896 48
Listening to your favorite music

10
886 242
Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

11
910 159
lyndyloo added Hug Sometimes that's all you need

12
735 398
Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes
 

13
822 251
Clark Benson added Do we need to say anything more?

14
1,040 130
A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

15
1,017 246
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

16
840 125
zxray added Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

17
880 124
zxray added Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

18
794 347
Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

19
813 180
deligiannismike added Let's get it oooooon

20
722 57
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

21
800 80
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

22
847 153
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

23
692 209
Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day Makes you think of winter!

24
644 216
Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

25
735 159
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

26
754 40
pmmom38 added Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

27
489 95
Family

28
589 190
zxray added Christmas Mornings Get the family together

29
537 202
Clark Benson added Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

30
622 149
Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

31
608 164
A Shady Spot On the Beach It's your spot, and you ain't movin'!

32
478 183
Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

33
526 185
zxray added Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

34
491 192
Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water Makes your body shiver, in the good way

35
475 108
AllyssaLynneEdwards added Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

36
540 47
Mabie1 added Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

37
489 97
looksharp added Dogs

38
535 122
Robert Wabash added Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

39
386 90
domuchpolevaulting added Watching Movies

40
389 66
ChloeFletcher added A Good Book

41
443 155
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

42
451 56
possumprincess added

43
491 137
pmmom38 added The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

44
303 40
David Beaty III added A Good Hot Shower

45
391 57
slaft added

46
489 97
AllyssaLynneEdwards added A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

47
312 293
zxray added Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

48
388 227
Clark Benson added That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

49
330 60

50
289 71
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