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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
Peace and Quiet
Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds
2
zxray added Freedom
Being your own boss with no one else to answer to
3
fisher08 added Good Food
Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy
4
No Traffic
Zoom zoom.
5
BostonBruins added Sleeping In
Zzzzzzzzzzz
6
Listening to your favorite music
7
House to Yourself
Finally! Now you can be your true self!
8
How It Smells After the Rain
Take a deep breath
9
A Clear Night Under the Stars
Take a moment to soak it all in.
10
zxray added Rain On the Roof
You've never felt so safe
11
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter
They laugh, you laugh!
12
lyndyloo added Hug
Sometimes that's all you need
13
deligiannismike added
Let's get it oooooon
14
Massage
Get all the tension out of your body at last
15
Clark Benson added
Do we need to say anything more?
16
zxray added Sound of the Sea
That's the sound of paradise
17
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You
Makes you feel fuzzy inside
18
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You
LOOK AT THAT FACE
19
Family
20
A Clean House
Makes you feel clean on the inside
21
pmmom38 added Making Someone Happy
Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!
22
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall
Magical!
23
Ice Cream On a Hot Day
Summer time!
24
zxray added Christmas Mornings
Get the family together
25
sukurputtu added A Good Book