thought provoking Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Small, mundane things that occasionally happen throughout the day and make you more happy than they probably should.

Check out this list of small stuff that makes you happy and then think of all the small things that you’re thankful for. What trivial thing brings you joy? The perfect Guy Fieri impression? A giant slice of New York Pizza? Sno-cone ice? The little things that bring happiness differ from person to person, but the most important thing about all of the things on this list is that they’re so insignificant, it’s hard to imagine them making anyone happy – but they really do.

We all have small things that make us happy for some reason, whether it’s a hot cup of coffee or taking the perfect selfie, we can’t explain why those dumb little things are the best part of our day, they just are. What are the things that make you disproportionately happy? Is it a well-oiled Slip 'N Slide? Or is it the first bite of a frozen candy bar? Put on a crisp pair of socks and check out these little things that make you happy for some reason.

Vote up the small, mundane things that occasionally happen throughout the day and make you happier than they probably should. Feel free to add the little things that make you really happy to the list and then go out and crunch some leaves. 

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Finding Money in Your Wallet Y... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Finding Money in Your Wallet You Didn't Know You Had

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556 62
Sleeping on Freshly Cleaned Sh... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Sleeping on Freshly Cleaned Sheets

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500 50
A Cool Breeze on a Hot Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
A Cool Breeze on a Hot Day

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374 42
The First Bite of a Delicious ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Calcoastguy824 added The First Bite of a Delicious Meal When You're Starving

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458 75
Driving Through a Long String ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Driving Through a Long String of Green Lights in a Row

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When a Song You Love Comes up ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When a Song You Love Comes up on Shuffle

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387 94
When You Actually Get Eight Ho... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When You Actually Get Eight Hours of Sleep

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354 99
Your Delivery Order Showing up... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Your Delivery Order Showing up Before It's Due

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354 117
When You See a Dog Smile is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When You See a Dog Smile

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253 81
Silence is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Nicolette Luna added Silence

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281 100
Taking Your Bra Off After a Lo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Calcoastguy824 added Taking Your Bra Off After a Long Day

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230 73
A Cool Shower After a Hot Day is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Calcoastguy824 added A Cool Shower After a Hot Day

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302 118
The First Sip of Ice-Cold Soda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
The First Sip of Ice-Cold Soda

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299 126
Elevator Doors Opening the Mom... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Elevator Doors Opening the Moment You Hit the Button

Ways to Make Sure You Die Happy

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201 67
Wrapping Up in a Warm Towel Wh... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Calcoastguy824 added Wrapping Up in a Warm Towel When Getting Out of the Pool, Shower, Ocean, Etc.

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287 125
A Great Bowel Movement is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
A Great Bowel Movement

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129 28
Having an Extra Snack Fall fro... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Lisa Aravs added Having an Extra Snack Fall from a Vending Machine

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When a Cat Rubs Its Head on Yo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When a Cat Rubs Its Head on Your Leg

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Putting on Your Favorite Sweat... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Putting on Your Favorite Sweatshirt

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225 107
Flipping to the Exact Page Whe... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Chris Abraham added Flipping to the Exact Page When a Teacher Tells You to Open Your Book

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190 88
Finding the Book You've Be... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Finding the Book You've Been Looking for at a Book Exchange

28 Creepy Photos Inspired by Children's Nightmares

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217 110
When a Cloud Is Shaped Like So... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When a Cloud Is Shaped Like Something Cool

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248 139
The First Cup of Coffee in the... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
The First Cup of Coffee in the Morning

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240 134
Peeling an Egg in One Peel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Peeling an Egg in One Peel

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146 67
Finding a Parking Spot With th... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Calcoastguy824 added Finding a Parking Spot With the Meter Already Paid

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No One Disturbing You in the O... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
James Kong added No One Disturbing You in the Office

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Crunching Leaves Under Your Sh... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Crunching Leaves Under Your Shoes

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Holding Your Arm Out the Windo... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Holding Your Arm Out the Window of a Moving Car

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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128 59
Finding a Few French Fries in ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Grace Canterbury added Finding a Few French Fries in the Bottom of the Bag

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Having a Fully Charged Phone W... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Nigel Ho added Having a Fully Charged Phone Within a Few Minutes

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When Your Rice Is Perfectly Fl... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When Your Rice Is Perfectly Fluffy

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Breakfast at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy

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157 98
When Your Gum Keeps Its Flavor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When Your Gum Keeps Its Flavor

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Finding One Last Pair of Clean... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Finding One Last Pair of Clean Underwear

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When Some Famous Retweets You is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When Some Famous Retweets You

The Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s Toys

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Taking the Perfect Selfie on t... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Taking the Perfect Selfie on the First Try

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156 125
A Perfectly Ripe Avocado is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
A Perfectly Ripe Avocado

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140 116
An Empty Email Inbox is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
An Empty Email Inbox

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Seeing a Cardinal On a Snow-ca... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
jlrib added Seeing a Cardinal On a Snow-capped Evergreen Branch

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Getting a good grade on a test... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Ms.green added Getting a good grade on a test you thought you failed

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Napping in a Dim Room With Col... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Nicolette Luna added Napping in a Dim Room With Cold Ac in August, in Vegas

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When a Dog Licks You is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
ChloeFletcher added When a Dog Licks You

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Skiing in Fresh Snow is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
doodlemea added Skiing in Fresh Snow

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82 116
Having Enough Quarters for a L... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Having Enough Quarters for a Load of Laundry

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When the Chips in Your Chilaqu... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When the Chips in Your Chilaquiles Stay Crisp

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89 134
Jumping from a Hot Tub to a Co... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Jumping from a Hot Tub to a Cold Pool

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96 144
A Pitch Black Hotel Room is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
A Pitch Black Hotel Room

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Having Sex in Public Without B... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
James Kong added Having Sex in Public Without Been Caught