The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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List Criteria: 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 
	is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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

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    House to Yourself 
	is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    House to Yourself Finally! Now you can be your true self!

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    Freedom 
	is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    the people's #1 & added by zxray
    Freedom Being your own boss with no one else to answer to

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    Sleeping In 
	is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by BostonBruins
    Sleeping In Zzzzzzzzzzz

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    How It Smells After the Rain 
	is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    How It Smells After the Rain Take a deep breath

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    Good Food 
	is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by fisher08
    Good Food Nothing like a home made meal to make you happy

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    No Traffic 
	is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    No Traffic Zoom zoom.

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    A Clear Night Under the Stars 
	is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    A Clear Night Under the Stars Take a moment to soak it all in.

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    Massage 
	is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Massage Get all the tension out of your body at last

  10. 10
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    Hug 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by lyndyloo
    Hug Sometimes that's all you need

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    Listening to your favorite mus... 
	is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Listening to your favorite music

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    Morning Coffee 
	is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Morning Coffee That first sip is all you need sometimes 

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    Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to ... 
	is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Pets Curled Up Asleep Next to You LOOK AT THAT FACE

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    Masturbation 
	is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    often listed & added by Jedralski
    Masturbation Nothing wrong with a bit of self-help!

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    A Clean House 
	is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    A Clean House Makes you feel clean on the inside

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    added by Clark Benson
    Do we need to say anything more?

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    Hearing Someone Say That They ... 
	is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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

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    added by deligiannismike
    Let's get it oooooon

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    A Nice Fire 
	is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    A Nice Fire Crackle Crackle

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    Sound of the Sea 
	is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    ranked low on reranks & added by zxray
    Sound of the Sea That's the sound of paradise

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    Rain On the Roof 
	is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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

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    The Sound of a Loved One's... 
	is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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

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    Hot Chocolate On a Cold Day 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


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

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    Making Someone Happy 
	is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    ranked low on reranks & added by pmmom38
    Making Someone Happy Cheering your friend up is the best feeling!

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    Ice Cream On a Hot Day 
	is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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    Ice Cream On a Hot Day Summer time!

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    The Silence of Fresh Snowfall 
	is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by zxray
    The Silence of Fresh Snowfall Magical!

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    Christmas Mornings 
	is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by zxray
    Christmas Mornings Get the family together

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    Reading Outdoors in a Lounge C... 
	is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    often listed & added by Clark Benson
    Reading Outdoors in a Lounge Chair or Hammock Just relax!

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    Family 
	is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Family

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    Patio Dining at Sunset 
	is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Patio Dining at Sunset Quaint!

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    Smell of Flowers in the Air 
	is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


    Smell of Flowers in the Air Soak in mother nature!

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    A Shady Spot On the Beach 
	is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


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

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    Hot Tub 
	is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by zxray
    Hot Tub Nothing to complain about!

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    Dipping Your Feet in Cool Wate... 
	is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life


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

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    Being in the Warmth While It's... 
	is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    ranked low on reranks & added by Mabie1
    Being in the Warmth While It's Cold Outside

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    Dogs 
	is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by looksharp
    Dogs

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    Completing a Difficult Project 
	is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by AllyssaLynneEdwards
    Completing a Difficult Project Finally!!!

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    Realizing That It Is Friday 
	is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    ranked low on reranks & added by Robert Wabash
    Realizing That It Is Friday There's no better feeling!

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    Watching Movies 
	is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by domuchpolevaulting
    Watching Movies

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    The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass 
	is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by AllyssaLynneEdwards
    The Smell of Freshly Cut Grass Breathe it in

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    The Sound of Your Child's ... 
	is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

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

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    A Cold Beer After a Day in the... 
	is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    A Cold Beer After a Day in the Sun You deserve it!

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    A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand A... 
	is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by AllyssaLynneEdwards
    A Baby Curling Its Tiny Hand Around Your Finger

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    Ranking Stuff On Ranker 
	is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    often listed & added by zxray
    Ranking Stuff On Ranker Rank it! Rank it! Rank it!

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    Sleeping Baby 
	is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by zxray
    Sleeping Baby Well, at least they're quiet now!

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    added by slaft

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    added by possumprincess

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    Hearing My Cat Purr 
	is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by pmmom38
    Hearing My Cat Purr Finally, a language you understand

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    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by Clark Benson

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    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Simple Pleasures in Life

    added by ChloeFletcher

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