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The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

List RulesSmall 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).
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    Freedom

    Being your own boss with no one else to answer to
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    Good Food

    Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy
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    Listening to your favorite music

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    Peace and Quiet

    Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds
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    Sleeping In

    Zzzzzzzzzzz
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    House to Yourself

    Finally! Now you can be your true self!
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    A Clear Night Under the Stars

    Take a moment to soak it all in.
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    Hearing Someone Say That They Love You

    Makes you feel fuzzy inside
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    The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter

    They laugh, you laugh!
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    No Traffic

    Zoom zoom.
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    Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

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    Hug

    Sometimes that's all you need
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    How It Smells After the Rain

    Take a deep breath
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    Making Someone Happy

    Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!
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    A Clean House

    Makes you feel clean on the inside
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    Sound of the Sea

    That's the sound of paradise
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    Rain On the Roof

    You've never felt so safe
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    A Nice Fire

    Crackle Crackle
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    Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You

    LOOK AT THAT FACE
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    A Good Book

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    Family

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    The Silence of Fresh Snowfall

    Magical!
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    A Good Hot Shower

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List Rules: Small things that make you happy.