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

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1,250 112
Peace and Quiet Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

2
1,237 157
House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

3
1,085 78
zxray added Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

4
1,117 212
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

5
1,125 116
BostonBruins added Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

6
1,008 67
fisher08 added Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

7
1,015 131
No Traffic Zoom zoom.

8
1,092 130
A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

9
834 46
Listening to your favorite music

10
849 227
Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

11
863 151
lyndyloo added Hug Sometimes that's all you need

12
701 383
Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes  

13
797 237
Clark Benson added Chocolate Do we need to say anything more?

14
994 124
A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

Bucket List for Couples

15
975 230
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

16
798 116
zxray added Rain On the Roof You've never felt so safe

17
760 327
Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

18
840 121
zxray added Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

19
770 169
deligiannismike added Sex Let's get it oooooon

20
758 74
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

21
682 54
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

28 Creepy Photos Inspired by Children's Nightmares

22
820 144
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

23
666 197
Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day Makes you think of winter!

24
619 209
Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

25
706 150
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

26
714 37
pmmom38 added Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

27
456 89
Family

28
559 185
zxray added Christmas Mornings Get the family together

Crimes You'd Commit (If You Could Get Away With It)

29
520 191
Clark Benson added Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

30
598 141
Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

31
586 158
A Shady Spot On the Beach It's your spot, and you ain't movin'!

32
457 176
Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

33
506 178
zxray added Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

34
475 183
Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water Makes your body shiver, in the good way

35
510 43
Mabie1 added Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

17 Signs You Are Being Cheated On

36
453 103
AllyssaLynneEdwards added Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

37
464 87
looksharp added Dogs

38
515 112
Robert Wabash added Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

39
363 60
ChloeFletcher added A Good Book

40
361 86
domuchpolevaulting added Watching Movies

41
429 147
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

42
425 52
possumprincess added Sunsets

The Superstitions You Secretly Believe

43
475 134
pmmom38 added The Sound of Your Child's Laughter Makes you go gooey inside

44
279 34
David Beaty III added A Good Hot Shower

45
373 51
slaft added Stargazing

46
469 94
AllyssaLynneEdwards added A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

47
301 282
zxray added Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

48
372 222
Clark Benson added That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

49
274 63
Day Dreaming

50
398 302
A Cold Beer After a Day in the Sun You deserve it!