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).

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Peace and Quiet Nothing but the sound of the breeze and the birds

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1,253 161
House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

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1,103 79
zxray added Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

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1,134 216
How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

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1,145 119
BostonBruins added Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

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1,029 67
fisher08 added Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

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1,028 133
No Traffic Zoom zoom.

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1,109 131
A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

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851 47
Listening to your favorite music

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861 230
Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

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873 154
lyndyloo added Hug Sometimes that's all you need

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712 389
Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes  

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805 239
Clark Benson added Chocolate Do we need to say anything more?

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1,009 125
A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

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990 236
Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

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

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853 121
zxray added Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

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771 334
Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

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784 172
deligiannismike added Sex Let's get it oooooon

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772 76
pmmom38 added Hearing Someone Say That They Love You Makes you feel fuzzy inside

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695 56
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Sound of a Loved One's Laughter They laugh, you laugh!

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828 147
A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

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675 199
Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day Makes you think of winter!

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627 210
Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

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712 155
zxray added The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

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

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Family

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zxray added Christmas Mornings Get the family together

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

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606 144
Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

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593 161
A Shady Spot On the Beach It's your spot, and you ain't movin'!

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463 180
Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

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zxray added Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

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480 186
Dipping Your Feet in Cool Water Makes your body shiver, in the good way

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462 105
AllyssaLynneEdwards added Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

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520 45
Mabie1 added Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

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looksharp added Dogs

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521 117
Robert Wabash added Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

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373 62
ChloeFletcher added A Good Book

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domuchpolevaulting added Watching Movies

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435 149
AllyssaLynneEdwards added The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

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

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possumprincess added Sunsets

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285 37
David Beaty III added A Good Hot Shower

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377 55
slaft added Stargazing

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475 96
AllyssaLynneEdwards added A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

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302 287
zxray added Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

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Clark Benson added That Feeling An Hour After a Good Workout

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280 68
Day Dreaming

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