It’s the little things in life that really make everything worthwhile…at least that’s my humble opinion.

A great meal, laughing with friends, seeing your favorite team win a big game, that kind of stuff.

And I think of about a million other ones!

What simple things in life make you happy?

AskReddit users shared their thoughts.

1. Wholesome.

“My husband has severe anxiety.

Hearing him sing to himself when he thinks I’m not listening makes me incredibly happy because I know he’s happy!”

2. Very cute.

“Ducks. They amuse the hell out of me.

Watching them bob under the water to grab a snack while their feathery butts stick in the air and their little feet pedal in the air.”

3. Alone time.


I don’t get it very often so it’s very special when it happens.”

4. Morning routine.

“Every morning I have the same breakfast: a toasted everything bagel with a fried egg and a slice of Monterey Jack cheese inside (some times I get freaky and add some fresh basil leaves) with a cup of Earl Grey tea.

Some people people may say it’s boring but it brings a smile to my face every morning without fail.”

5. It’s a big world.

“I’ve never traveled much, and I also have some degree of travel anxiety, so I’ve got some things to work on.

But at night I love to open the flight tracker app on my phone and see where the planes overhead are coming from and flying to, and remember how much there is to go see besides my little corner of the universe.”

6. The best!

“Coming home from a bad work shift to see pets that are just SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU!!

You kinda forget how bad your day was because you know you’ve made their day.”

7. Mood enhancer.

“Being able to dress up and look cute.

I have a six month old son i watch everyday so I don’t leave the house much but any occasion I get to do my make up and wear a cute outfit always improves my mood.”

8. Same here!

“The sounds at the beach make me so happy and relaxed.

I live in the Midwest so it’s not often I get to go to the beach.”

9. Pure joy.


Whenever I’m feeling low, I just go to a nearest park to watch dogs run around full of joy.


10. Cheese addict.

“Cheese. The first thing I bought with my own money, a block of montery jack.

Perhaps it was influenced slightly by a cheese-shaming incident earlier in my life…”

11. Peaceful.

“Thinking of the mountains around our place in Wales, imagining the streams that have been flowing since pre-history and the sheep that just keep chewing chewing chewing, wandering wandering wandering forever.

It gives me great perspective on life’s daily hassles and really makes me feel warm inside.”

12. You’re home!

“My kitten always comes running to the door to greet me when I come home.

She makes this little squeak and turns around so I can scratch her tail, then trots off to wherever.

She just makes me so happy by welcoming me home, every time.”

What are the simple things in life that make you happy?

Talk to us in the comments and let us know.

Thanks in advance!