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
1,365 120
Peace and Quiet
Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

2
1,332 170
House to Yourself
Finally! Now you can be your true self!

3
1,187 86
zxray added Freedom
Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

4
1,197 231
How It Smells After the Rain
Take a deep breath

5
1,213 131
BostonBruins added Sleeping In
Zzzzzzzzzzz

6
1,107 72
fisher08 added Good Food
Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

7
1,087 143
No Traffic
Zoom zoom.

8
1,170 137
A Clear Night Under the Stars
Take a moment to soak it all in.

9
924 50
Listening to your favorite music

10
937 163
lyndyloo added Hug
Sometimes that's all you need

11
905 252
Massage
Get all the tension out of your body at last

12
750 408
Morning Coffee
That first sip is all you need sometimes
 

13
838 261
Clark Benson added
Do we need to say anything more?

14
1,064 130
A Clean House
Makes you feel clean on the inside

15
1,040 251
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You
LOOK AT THAT FACE

16
857 131
zxray added Rain On the Roof
You've never felt so safe

17
897 128
zxray added Sound of the Sea
That's the sound of paradise

18
805 359
Masturbation
Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

19
827 190
deligiannismike added
Let's get it oooooon

20
820 81
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You
Makes you feel fuzzy inside

21
737 59
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter
They laugh, you laugh!

22
865 156
A Nice Fire
Crackle Crackle

23
714 215
Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day
Makes you think of winter!

24
660 220
Ice Cream On a Hot Day
Summer time!

25
754 162
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall
Magical!