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29 Simple Pleasures

26. Holding Hands with Someone You Love: Every time she grabs your hand, you’re 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.

27. Playing in the Water: Water marvels people of all ages. From jumping in puddles as a child, to doing cannon balls in the pool as an adolescent, to enjoying a cocktail in the Jacuzzi as an adult, water is thoroughly enjoyable.

28. Making Someone Smile: You notice that your colleague has been under a great deal of stress with meeting a deadline, so you take it upon yourself to complete one of her indirect responsibilities for her. As soon as she realizes what you did, she comes into your office with a big smile on her face. “Thank you,” she says. You just hit two birds with one stone, because making her smile just made your day.

29. Finishing What You Started: You just finished 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.

A comprehensive list of life’s simple pleasures would be quite extensive. My list represents those that are most satisfying to a sample of people in and around my life. With a few sporadic exceptions, I believe these simple pleasures hold universal appeal.

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1:14AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Thank you Mel :)

2:15PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

30. I log into care 2 and my site opens without any delay!

4:07PM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Thanks.

10:44AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Thank you.

4:06AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

A rarity. An article that I can 100% agree on:)

9:31PM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

Thank you :)

4:59AM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

True!
As a high school student, I would also say getting a good mark back finally after an exam is also a great feeling! :P

6:48AM PDT on Jul 29, 2013

It can be incredibly simple

2:52PM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

thanks

7:15PM PDT on May 17, 2013

Yes, skinny dipping is a great simple pleasure, use to do it in a creek behind our apartment complex in Alexandria, VA...its was really fun except for the water moccasins in the creek

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