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Little Things That Make You Disproportionately Happy

Updated July 23, 2020 20.6k votes 1.5k voters 50.0k views47 items

List RulesSmall, 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 You Didn't Know You Had
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    Finding Money in Your Wallet You Didn't Know You Had

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    Sleeping on Freshly Cleaned Sheets
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    Sleeping on Freshly Cleaned Sheets

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    A Cool Breeze on a Hot Day
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    A Cool Breeze on a Hot Day

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    The First Bite of a Delicious Meal When You're Starving
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    The First Bite of a Delicious Meal When You're Starving

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    When a Song You Love Comes up on Shuffle
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    When a Song You Love Comes up on Shuffle

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    Driving Through a Long String of Green Lights in a Row
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    Driving Through a Long String of Green Lights in a Row

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    When You Actually Get Eight Hours of Sleep
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    When You Actually Get Eight Hours of Sleep

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    When You See a Dog Smile
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    When You See a Dog Smile

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    Your Delivery Order Showing up Before It's Due
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    Your Delivery Order Showing up Before It's Due

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    Getting a good grade on a test you thought you failed

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    Having an Extra Snack Fall from a Vending Machine
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    Having an Extra Snack Fall from a Vending Machine

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    Wrapping Up in a Warm Towel When Getting Out of the Pool, Shower, Ocean, Etc.
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    Wrapping Up in a Warm Towel When Getting Out of the Pool, Shower, Ocean, Etc.

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    Silence
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    A Cool Shower After a Hot Day
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    A Cool Shower After a Hot Day

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    Having a Fully Charged Phone Within a Few Minutes
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    Having a Fully Charged Phone Within a Few Minutes

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    Elevator Doors Opening the Moment You Hit the Button
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    Elevator Doors Opening the Moment You Hit the Button

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    The First Sip of Ice-Cold Soda
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    The First Sip of Ice-Cold Soda

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    When a Cat Rubs Its Head on Your Leg
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    When a Cat Rubs Its Head on Your Leg

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    A Great Bowel Movement
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    A Great Bowel Movement

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    Catching your crush staring at you
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    Flipping to the Exact Page When a Teacher Tells You to Open Your Book
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    Flipping to the Exact Page When a Teacher Tells You to Open Your Book

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    Putting on Your Favorite Sweatshirt
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    Putting on Your Favorite Sweatshirt

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    Finding the Book You've Been Looking for at a Book Exchange
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    Finding the Book You've Been Looking for at a Book Exchange

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    When a Cloud Is Shaped Like Something Cool
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    When a Cloud Is Shaped Like Something Cool

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    Peeling an Egg in One Peel
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    Peeling an Egg in One Peel