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
1,337 118
Peace and Quiet Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

2
1,306 166
House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

3
1,160 83
zxray added Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

4
1,174 228
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

5
1,086 69
fisher08 added Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

6
1,191 128
BostonBruins added Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

7
1,069 140
No Traffic Zoom zoom.

8
1,155 135
A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

9
905 48
Listening to your favorite music

10
920 161
lyndyloo added Hug Sometimes that's all you need

11
892 247
Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

12
741 400
Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes
 

13
828 254
Clark Benson added Do we need to say anything more?

14
1,050 130
A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

15
1,025 248
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

16
846 128
zxray added Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

17
884 127
zxray added Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

18
798 351
Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

19
817 184
deligiannismike added Let's get it oooooon

20
808 80
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

21
727 58
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

22
854 153
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

23
698 213
Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day Makes you think of winter!

24
649 217
Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

25
742 161
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

26
495 95
Family

27
762 40
pmmom38 added Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

28
595 193
zxray added Christmas Mornings Get the family together

29
542 203
Clark Benson added Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

30
626 151
Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

31
612 166
A Shady Spot On the Beach It's your spot, and you ain't movin'!

32
482 184
Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

33
531 186
zxray added Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

34
495 195
Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water Makes your body shiver, in the good way

35
482 108
AllyssaLynneEdwards added Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

36
548 47
Mabie1 added Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

37
495 98
looksharp added Dogs

38
540 123
Robert Wabash added Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

39
396 67
ChloeFletcher added A Good Book

40
390 91
domuchpolevaulting added Watching Movies

41
447 158
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

42
456 56
possumprincess added

43
309 40
David Beaty III added A Good Hot Shower

44
496 139
pmmom38 added The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

45
395 57
slaft added

46
494 98
AllyssaLynneEdwards added A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

47
315 296
zxray added Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

48
389 229
Clark Benson added That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

49
294 72
Day Dreaming

50
334 61