It's the little things in life that make you the most happy. Sometimes daily little things get us through life rather than huge amazing things that happen once in a while. These nice folks from Reddit will tell you their favorite small pleasures in life.

u/eeriiee asked: What little things keep you happy?


Now THAT'S a good husband.

When my husband takes the time to brush the snow off my car even though it's early and he really doesn't have to. Makes my heart smile that he thinks of me.

preludelove

That reminds me of my dad. Even after 30 years of marriage, he'd still carve my mom's name in the moss of the patio after winter with the pressure washer. And make snow sculptures of her face on his snowman.

vela513

The BEST.

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Good comfort food and starting an episode of a series that you're binging, knowing that there are hundreds more episodes waiting.

liamemsa

Another great partner.

I've been eating this protein bar when I'm in a pinch and don't have time to make something better. I mentioned to my boyfriend I ran out and then when I got home today there was a big box of them left on my porch.

Ocula

It's the best feeling.

When someone tells me that a certain thing reminded them of me or they thought of me after looking at something.

ashleyig67

I have a particularly wholesome work environment, admittedly, but one of most favorite moments was when a coworker showed me a t-shirt with mushrooms on it (I'm a total mycology nerd) and when I nodded approvingly he said anytime he sees mushroom stuff he thinks of me. Gave me the warm and fuzzies.

stormycloudysky

That's very true.

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Watching a bird take a bath. They look like they enjoy it so much.

AnusEinstein

Hey everyone likes a good bath I guess.

eeriiee

We don't deserve kitties.

When I come through the door at the end of the day, the cats always scream in delight. They never do it for my boyfriend, or anyone else.

I'm positive that it's because they've learned that when I'm gone for a few hours then come back, they means they're about to be fed.

But I'd rather pretend it's because they love me.

HidingWhoIAm5683

Those are the best kind of people.

If I brought up something in a conversation about what I wanted to do and the next time we meet the other person asks how it went, it makes me feel good and I actually feel like I exist.

notreallysrs

I work in the film business, constantly changing crews, you definitely make friends, but you might connect with someone and not see them for years. I had an assistant, Tara. She never forgot anybody's name, ever, she could meet someone four years later, throw open her arms, and gust, (for example), "Evan, how is your wife, did her catering business work, and your daughter was graduating last time we saw each other, has she graduated yet?"

She never forgot a name, a face or a detail. I have never seen a person more loved and more loving. I am the opposite. I was her boss, and I guess I flatter myself that I have always had to ponder the more difficult things that we were dealing with. Tara was an inspiration. Years later, we both have kids, and things have changed, she has become a psychologist; Man, the people that will walk into her office have no idea how fortunate they are.

Poullafouca

Wonderful.

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The sunsets over here. They remind me how beautiful the world can be, even if the place you're at the moment seems hostile and dark you can see beauty in it.

hk089911

I feel this, had the worst week of my life, filled with so much sadness and exhaustion, and I looked at the sunset, I cried really hard and felt that life is good no matter what.

stabahookernrun

Not worrying is nice.

Getting a blanket and watching an episode of my favorite show while drinking some tea. It's also the routine and anticipation throughout the day. Just knowing that, whatever BS happens throughout this day, in 12 hours I'll be home chilling without having to worry about a thing.

mage_irl

This is beautiful.

Seeing people I care about smile, a good beer in a warm building when it's freezing outside. The uncontrollable urge to toss an arm around around a fellow man after a few beers and just tell him he's a great guy who deserves the best. Hearing someone call me useful. Literally anytime someone smiles when they spot me anywhere, that keeps me going for weeks.

Don't really hear this one that much these days but absolutely just hearing that I'm cute/physically-attractive would make me happy for like a month at a time, even if we weren't dating and nothing came of it.

Gyrovague_Greyling

Christmas is upon us. It's time to get those Christmas present lists together.

So... who has been naughty and who has been nice?

Who is getting diamonds and who is getting coal? Yuck, coal. Is that even a thing anymore? Who even started that idea?

There has to be some funnier or more "for the times" type of "you've been naughty" stocking stuffer.

I feel like the statement coal used to make is kind of last century at this point.

Apparently I'm not alone in this thinking.

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I admit, I love my stuffed animals. They're the best.

Some of them have been with me for years and I have them proudly displayed in different spots around my apartment. And when I've packed them for a move, I've done so with all the tender loving care I can muster.

What is it about them that stirs up these feelings?

Believe it or not, it's quite possible to form emotional attachments to inanimate objects!

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They say your 30's hits different, like one day you're young a hopeful and the next day you're just WAY too old for this.

What is the "this" you're suddenly too old for?

No idea. It's different for everyone, but make no mistake, it'll happen to you too.

Maybe it already has?

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Do all mothers go to the say mom school or something? Because they seem to share the same advice or go on the same platitudes, don't they?

Here's an idea.

Maybe they're just older, have more experience, and are trying to keep us from being dumbasses in public. At least, that's what I think.

I'm definitely grateful for my mother's advice—it's saved me more than once—and it seems many out there are too. And they all seem to have heard the same things from their mothers, too.

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