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50 Everyday Enjoyments

Updated on May 18, 2013

1. the smell of fresh-cut grass

2. cool side of the pillow

3. stopping the microwave on :01

4. kicking up your underwear and catching it first try(men)

5. tying your shoes to the same tightness

6. pretending to magically open automatic doors

7. finding money in your pocket

8. putting on a clothes fresh from the dryer

9. waking up early to see you don’t have to get up yet

10. hitting all green lights on the way home


11. and exercise endorphin high

12. a pull-through parking space

13. hearing a song you love but forgot about

14. the smell of gasoline

15. rainy days when you don’t have to drive anywhere

16. watching a fireplace

17. the smell of the grocery store coffee aisle

18. remembering to floss

19. someone flashing high beams to warn you about a speed trap

20. watching The Price is Right on a sick day

no offense Drew Carrey...
no offense Drew Carrey...

21. getting 2 things in a vending machine while paying for 1

22. having exact change

23. taking off shoes and socks after a long day

24. when snow begins to fall

25. playing old school video games

26. flicking coil door-stoppers

27. the last second shot/pitch when the score is tied with :01 left, or the bottom of the 9th

28. playing basketball by yourself and imagining

29. getting a bunch of answers right in jeopardy, with other people around

30. dropping something and reflexes make you catch it, I am The One!

ok, maybe not this
ok, maybe not this

31. a well-behaved baby

32. catching up to a car that just passed you at the next red light

33. finding the spot on a dog that makes their leg go crazy

34. walking through fallen leaves

35. staring at the night sky away from light pollution

36. walking on grass with your bare feet

37. when a plugged up nostril suddenly opens up

38. laughing so hard you snort

39. clearing away your bellybutton lint

40. checking someone out and not being busted

not like this...
not like this...

41. realizing that it’s a long weekend

42. taking off the price tag in 1 peel

43. waking up to the smell of bacon

44. getting the last piece of sleep from your eyes

45. watching your odometer reach a major milestone

yes, yes, yes, yes.....c'mon....
yes, yes, yes, yes.....c'mon....

46. the extra hour from the fall back time change

47. putting on new clothes

48. finally having your ears pop after going way uphill/downhill

49. finding a really clean public restroom

50. finding and watching old Saturday morning cartoons (x-men, iron man, hulk, spider man, etc.)…and immediately feeling like you’re 10 again

look!  it's the end of the list!
look! it's the end of the list!

If you have something better, don't hesitate to add it in the comments section below, thanks for reading.


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    • Dancilla profile image


      8 years ago from El Paso

      This is a great hub, I enjoyed reading some of those tips, a few made me laugh, it made my day.

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Dee. I try to enjoy them when I can.

    • Dee aka Nonna profile image

      Dee aka Nonna 

      8 years ago

      I actually started to make a list of the ones I really like so that I could tell you in my comments and before I knew it I was at liking them all. This is, indeed, a great list and it made me smile all the way through. Voted up, useful, awesome, funny, beautiful. If only we could really learn to enjoy even 2 or 3.....

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      They sure do Amber, thanks for the comment

    • Amber Allen profile image

      Amber Allen 

      8 years ago

      What a great hub! The little things in life make all the difference.


    • laurathegentleman profile image


      8 years ago from Chapel Hill, NC

      It really is the little things in life that matter. Those rainy days where you don't have to drive anywhere are truly wonderful... My favorite is smelling something that pulls back a memory...

      This is an AWESOME Hub! Voted up, up, and away! :)

    • awordlover profile image


      8 years ago

      I LOVE THIS HUB! I don't say that too often, so it is a real compliment to you! It brought back a lot of memories from years ago as I read each entry. Nicely illustrated. Voted up, awesome and interesting. Way to Go!

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Good ones. I should have thought about the smell of old books. It's the smell of history. Thanks.

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      Tim Nichol 

      8 years ago from Me to You

      Really nice hub. I thought of a couple more...

      Going outside in shirtsleeves, the first warm day of spring, after several months of cold winter.

      The smell of old books (or old vinyl LP's)

      The smell of the Christmas turkey cooking.

    • Poohgranma profile image


      8 years ago from On the edge

      Love it!

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Glad to see a couple more people enjoyed it, ha.

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      Erin Bower 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      This is a creative topic for a hub and I love the various pictures. My favorite would have to be number 35; I love stargazing. I voted this up and awesome!

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      Laura Brown 

      8 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I've always liked the smell of gas. I used to like the skunk smell, until I lived in a rural area with lots of them spraying around. Now the smell gives me a headache right away. I like retro games, a lot of retro stuff really. Keanu Reeves is my favourite movie guy, plus we were born the same year and grew up in the same city.

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Yes, they do. Thanks for the comment.

    • freecampingaussie profile image


      8 years ago from Southern Spain

      Great hub , I related to a lot of them + more . So many simple things in life can make you smile !

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks to you! Hopefully I can make you smile again in the future.

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      Kris Heeter 

      8 years ago from Indiana

      Very nice - love this hub. It made me smile today which was much needed - thanks!

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Sooner, Ruchira, SJmorning...thank you for your comments and for reading my writing.

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      8 years ago

      Wonderful list!! I especially relate to #5, 35, and 37 . . . well, to all of them, I guess. Thanks for this lovely reminder of all the little things that make each day beautiful! Voted up and awesome, and sharing.

    • Ruchira profile image


      8 years ago from United States could relate to all people out here in some way or the other :)

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      8 years ago

      32 happens to me on a regular basis. Very entertaining hub.

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      awesome. thanks movie master.

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      Movie Master 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      What an absolutely fantastic list!!

      42 is my favourite, those darn price tags drive me nuts!

      Brilliant hub, I loved it voted up and shared!

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Thank You. I'm glad you noticed that.

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Yay! Thanks, I'll try to keep enjoyable hubs coming, just for you.

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      8 years ago

      Skinsman82000, What a charming, endearing, gentle listing of the enjoyable experiences and things that can make the difference between considering a glass half-full or half-empty! Your choice of illustrations was most effective, especially that scene from the Matrix film series. Additionally, I like the way in which you ordered your list, beginning and ending with the nostalgic fun of childhood when "all seems right with the world."

      Thank you for sharing,


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      Twilight Lawns 

      8 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      Great hub. Thoroughly enjoyed... I think I'll follow you.


      Yes I will.

    • hawkdad73 profile image


      8 years ago from Riverside, Iowa

      This was enjoyable...and eerie. Many of them are on my list (the smell of gasoline...Saturday morning cartoons).

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you so much!

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      Shell Vera 

      8 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Great hub! I could relate to many of these simple pleasures! +1 and sharing!

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Well thank you very much pmccray. I'm not sure how you do a 6 finger salute though... ;-)

    • pmccray profile image


      8 years ago from Utah

      I have never, ever given a hub a 6 finger salute, this one deserves it. Talk about feel good!! Voted up, marked useful, funny, awesome, beautiful and interesting. Also shared all the heck over. Great Job!!!!

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      Hugh Williamson 

      8 years ago from Northeast USA

      This is a great original hub and I'm glad I decided to check it out. Enjoyable and clever.

    • agusfanani profile image


      8 years ago from Indonesia

      Besides those I also have additional enjoyments:

      When I leave office for home at the end of my work day.

      When I see my seedlings grow well as expected.

    • lex123 profile image


      8 years ago

      I really liked the nos. 1,22,34,41,42,49 and 50, in this hub.

    • 2uesday profile image


      8 years ago

      This makes me think about the things I have to be grateful for. I guess everyone would have a different list. This idea/concept is interesting to think about too.

    • skinsman82000 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      well I don't know what to say. Thank You for starters. My girlfriend is an aspiring make-up artist and did me up last Halloween. So sorry, no movies for me, ha.

      You don't need to direct link me, but it's greatly appreciated. Best comment I think I've had so far here on hub pages.

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      8 years ago

      Damn, man , lol - one of the greatest hubs of all time for its wit, truth and wisdom - and the epi-man could probably write something on every one of these righteous lines of yours - your profile picture looks like you were an extra in the film Carnival of Souls (check it out on You Tube; the original in black and white)

      and I can't believe anyone has beat me here to it - so there is only one thing to do and that is to post and promote this great hub to my FACEBOOK page with a direct link back here in order to start some kind of revolution.

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