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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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A Cool Breeze on a Hot Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
A Cool Breeze on a Hot Day
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Sleeping on Freshly Cleaned Sh... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Sleeping on Freshly Cleaned Sheets
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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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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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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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Getting a good grade on a test... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Having an Extra Snack Fall fro... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Your Delivery Order Showing up... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Your Delivery Order Showing up Before It's Due
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When You See a Dog Smile is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When You See a Dog Smile
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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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Wrapping Up in a Warm Towel Wh... is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Having a Fully Charged Phone W... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Silence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Nicolette Luna added
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Taking Your Bra Off After a Lo... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Calcoastguy824 added Taking Your Bra Off After a Long Day
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The First Sip of Ice-Cold Soda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
The First Sip of Ice-Cold Soda
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Elevator Doors Opening the Mom... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Elevator Doors Opening the Moment You Hit the Button
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Breakfast at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
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A Great Bowel Movement is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
A Great Bowel Movement
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When a Cat Rubs Its Head on Yo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
When a Cat Rubs Its Head on Your Leg
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Finding the Book You've Be... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Finding the Book You've Been Looking for at a Book Exchange
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Putting on Your Favorite Sweat... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy
Putting on Your Favorite Sweatshirt
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Flipping to the Exact Page Whe... is listed (or ranked) 24 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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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