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The 10 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer

2015/02/25

They say the best things in life are free.  Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the list below proves that statement to be true.  Life is filled with simple pleasures, the little satisfying effects you never really anticipate, but always take great pleasure in.  They are the gifts of life that we each subconsciously celebrate in our own unique way.

Here are 10 of the most satisfying simple pleasures life has to offer:

From Mark & Angel Hack Life

  1. Sleeping In on a Rainy Day – As the rain beats lightly against the window, you nestle your head deeper into your pillow.  The sound is soothing and your bed feels like a sanctuary.  There is no place you would rather be.
  2. Receiving a Real Letter or Package via Snail Mail – E-mail has become the primary source of written communication.  Most snail mail these days is junk mail.  When you check the mail and find a real letter or package from someone you know, excitement overtakes you as you tear into this rare gift.
  3. Making the Yellow Light – It’s one of the most common simple pleasures, the act of beating the pack.  As you blaze through the yellow light you glance in your rear-view to see all the cars behind you stopping at the red light.  Yes!  You made it!
  4. The Pull-Through Parking Spot – You pull into a parking spot and are delighted to see the availability of the parking spot immediately in front of you.  You pull through to the spot in front so that when you return to the car you can drive forward out of the parking spot.  Why?  Because driving backwards is a pain in the butt.
  5. Realizing You Have More Time to Sleep – Something abruptly awakens you and you think it’s time to get up.  Then you squint over at your alarm clock and realize you still have 2 more hours to sleep.  A warm euphoric feeling shoots though your body as you glide gracefully back to your dreams.
  6. Putting On Clothes Straight from the Dryer – As soon as the dryer buzzes, you pull out your clothes and put them on.  They feel soothingly warm on your skin and emit a fresh-scented aroma into the air.  A sentiment of ease comes over you as you head out to conquer the day.
  7. Fresh, Clean Bed Sheets – You yank at the corner of the bedspread to create just enough space to slide your body under the freshly cleaned sheets.  The sheets feel cool to the touch.  Everything seems so clean, like nobody has ever slept in this bed before.
  8. Having a Good Laugh – Laughter is the greatest cure of all.  Life is extraordinary in the moments when you are laughing so hard you can barely breathe.  These moments of deep laughter are divine in the sense that they cleanse your mood and set your mind on a positive track.
  9. Holding Hands with Someone You Love – Every time she grabs your hand you are overcome with an awareness of how much she means to you.  Holding hands is sensual and physically intimate, yet subtle.  There are few people you allow to hold your hand, so when it happens you can be sure that the moment is special.
  10. Finishing What You Started – You just finished up a big project you’ve been working on for the last few months, or maybe you just finished your first marathon… Either way, you finalized what you set out to accomplish.  The feeling of self accomplishment you get when you finish what you started is by far one of the most rewarding simple pleasures life has to offer.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna permalink
    2012/02/29 10:10 am

    FYI

  2. Shabba Tony permalink
    2012/02/29 11:39 am

    Sometime we are so worried about the big picture, and what we need to do tomorrow that we fail to see the little picture which makes us smile today. I remember certain things about the country I came from and what made me happy each day. Saturdays were my best days, as I got the opportunity to play with my friends whom I could only see at school. When you come from a strict family up bringing, you learn to enjoy “the little things” and each day you are still alive. Thank you for the post, I will surely share this with my friends.

  3. 2013/09/25 8:09 am

    Completely agree with all 10 of these points! Great post 🙂

  4. SayNotTheStruggleNaughtAvaileth permalink
    2013/09/25 10:15 am

    Nice!

    I never miss the opportunity to watch the little birds eat from the flowering shrubs in the patch beneath my window everyday – I’d add that to my list as well.

    With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Strive to be happy! -Max Ehrmann

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