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
1,297 118
Peace and Quiet Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

2
1,276 164
House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

3
1,129 81
zxray added Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

4
1,151 221
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

5
1,160 124
BostonBruins added Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

6
1,054 69
fisher08 added Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

7
1,044 139
No Traffic Zoom zoom.

8
1,127 134
A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

9
876 48
Listening to your favorite music

10
869 238
Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

11
890 158
lyndyloo added Hug Sometimes that's all you need

12
726 394
Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes
 

13
813 247
Clark Benson added Do we need to say anything more?

14
1,028 129
A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

15
1,005 242
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

16
828 122
zxray added Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

17
867 124
zxray added Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

18
783 343
Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

19
803 176
deligiannismike added Let's get it oooooon

20
788 79
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

21
710 57
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

22
840 150
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

23
682 205
Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day Makes you think of winter!

24
635 213
Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

25
726 157
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

26
740 40
pmmom38 added Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

27
479 93
Family

28
580 190
zxray added Christmas Mornings Get the family together

29
531 199
Clark Benson added Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

30
613 146
Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

31
602 163
A Shady Spot On the Beach It's your spot, and you ain't movin'!

32
472 181
Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

33
520 183
zxray added Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

34
487 189
Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water Makes your body shiver, in the good way

35
470 106
AllyssaLynneEdwards added Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

36
532 46
Mabie1 added Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

37
483 93
looksharp added Dogs

38
530 119
Robert Wabash added Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

39
379 89
domuchpolevaulting added Watching Movies

40
380 65
ChloeFletcher added A Good Book

41
440 151
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

42
485 137
pmmom38 added The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

43
442 56
possumprincess added

44
295 40
David Beaty III added A Good Hot Shower

45
384 56
slaft added

46
481 97
AllyssaLynneEdwards added A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

47
308 290
zxray added Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

48
386 226
Clark Benson added That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

49
284 69
Day Dreaming

50
321 59