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).
list ordered by

1
1,283 117
Peace and Quiet Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

2
1,266 162
House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

3
1,118 80
zxray added Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

4
1,144 218
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

5
1,153 121
BostonBruins added Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

6
1,042 68
fisher08 added Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

7
1,038 136
No Traffic Zoom zoom.

8
1,117 133
A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

9
865 47
Listening to your favorite music

10
865 235
Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

11
885 154
lyndyloo added Hug Sometimes that's all you need

12
720 390
Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes  

13
809 243
Clark Benson added Do we need to say anything more?

14
1,019 127
A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

15
999 240
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

16
820 120
zxray added Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

17
860 122
zxray added Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

18
780 339
Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

19
797 174
deligiannismike added Let's get it oooooon

20
783 76
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

21
702 56
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

22
835 148
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

23
680 201
Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day Makes you think of winter!

24
631 212
Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

25
720 156
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

26
733 40
pmmom38 added Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

27
473 93
Family

28
577 188
zxray added Christmas Mornings Get the family together

29
527 198
Clark Benson added Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

30
608 146
Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

31
597 162
A Shady Spot On the Beach It's your spot, and you ain't movin'!

32
467 181
Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

33
517 182
zxray added Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

34
483 187
Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water Makes your body shiver, in the good way

35
526 45
Mabie1 added Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

36
466 106
AllyssaLynneEdwards added Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

37
478 92
looksharp added Dogs

38
525 119
Robert Wabash added Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

39
376 88
domuchpolevaulting added Watching Movies

40
375 64
ChloeFletcher added A Good Book

41
435 151
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

42
483 137
pmmom38 added The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

43
293 38
David Beaty III added A Good Hot Shower

44
436 56
possumprincess added

45
381 55
slaft added

46
479 97
AllyssaLynneEdwards added A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

47
306 289
zxray added Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

48
384 224
Clark Benson added That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

49
283 68
Day Dreaming

50
319 58