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
1,342 118
Peace and Quiet Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

2
1,310 166
House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

3
1,165 83
zxray added Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

4
1,177 229
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

5
1,090 70
fisher08 added Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

6
1,196 128
BostonBruins added Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

7
1,074 140
No Traffic Zoom zoom.

8
1,158 135
A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

9
908 48
Listening to your favorite music

10
923 161
lyndyloo added Hug Sometimes that's all you need

11
894 248
Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

12
743 401
Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes
 

13
829 255
Clark Benson added Do we need to say anything more?

14
1,052 130
A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

15
1,029 248
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

16
847 129
zxray added Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

17
886 127
zxray added Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

18
799 354
Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

19
819 186
deligiannismike added Let's get it oooooon

20
810 80
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

21
729 58
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

22
857 153
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

23
700 213
Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day Makes you think of winter!

24
651 217
Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

25
744 161
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

26
498 95
Family

27
764 40
pmmom38 added Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

28
597 193
zxray added Christmas Mornings Get the family together

29
544 203
Clark Benson added Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

30
628 151
Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

31
614 166
A Shady Spot On the Beach It's your spot, and you ain't movin'!

32
484 184
Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

33
532 187
zxray added Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

34
497 195
Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water Makes your body shiver, in the good way

35
484 108
AllyssaLynneEdwards added Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

36
550 47
Mabie1 added Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

37
497 98
looksharp added Dogs

38
543 123
Robert Wabash added Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

39
399 67
ChloeFletcher added A Good Book

40
392 91
domuchpolevaulting added Watching Movies

41
449 158
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

42
312 40
David Beaty III added A Good Hot Shower

43
458 56
possumprincess added

44
497 140
pmmom38 added The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

45
397 57
slaft added

46
496 99
AllyssaLynneEdwards added A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

47
316 297
zxray added Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

48
390 229
Clark Benson added That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

49
336 61

50
295 72
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