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

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1,236 112
Peace and Quiet Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

2
1,225 156
House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

3
1,074 78
zxray added Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

4
1,106 210
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

5
1,114 115
BostonBruins added Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

6
996 67
fisher08 added Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

7
1,006 130
No Traffic Zoom zoom.

8
1,083 129
A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

9
823 45
Listening to your favorite music

10
844 223
Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

11
854 149
lyndyloo added Hug Sometimes that's all you need

12
698 377
Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes  

13
791 233
Clark Benson added Chocolate Do we need to say anything more?

14
966 227
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

Bucket List for Couples

15
983 124
A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

16
788 114
zxray added Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

17
754 323
Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

18
831 118
zxray added Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

19
761 166
deligiannismike added Sex Let's get it oooooon

20
752 73
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

21
675 52
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

28 Creepy Photos Inspired by Children's Nightmares

22
813 141
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

23
660 195
Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day Makes you think of winter!

24
613 207
Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

25
697 149
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

26
706 36
pmmom38 added Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

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448 87
Family

28
552 183
zxray added Christmas Mornings Get the family together

Crimes You'd Commit (If You Could Get Away With It)

29
511 191
Clark Benson added Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

30
590 141
Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

31
578 158
A Shady Spot On the Beach It's your spot, and you ain't movin'!

32
500 176
zxray added Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

33
450 176
Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

34
469 181
Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water Makes your body shiver, in the good way

35
503 43
Mabie1 added Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

The Best Qualities in a Woman

36
447 102
AllyssaLynneEdwards added Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

37
457 87
looksharp added Dogs

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510 110
Robert Wabash added Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

39
357 59
ChloeFletcher added A Good Book

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356 85
domuchpolevaulting added Watching Movies

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427 143
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

42
474 130
pmmom38 added The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

99 Life Pro Tips That Will Change How You Do Everything

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420 51
possumprincess added Sunsets

44
274 33
David Beaty III added A Good Hot Shower

45
367 51
slaft added Stargazing

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468 91
AllyssaLynneEdwards added A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

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296 280
zxray added Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

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368 221
Clark Benson added That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

49
269 62
Day Dreaming

50
397 298
A Cold Beer After a Day in the Sun You deserve it!