Life's Simplest Pleasures

Bask in Some of life's 30 Most Simple Pleasures

Learn how to enjoy what life has to offer for free!

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Sometimes it may seem like the only way you can find any enjoyment is if you have money to spend. Luckily, I was able to learn this is not always the case. Being a college student has allowed me the opportunity to enjoy what we sometimes refer to as the simple things in life while not having to break the bank at the same time. If you would like to enjoy life more without having to constantly spend money, here is a list of some of the best things that money cannot buy.

1. Taking your shoes off at the end of the day

2. Watching a sunrise or sunset

3. The smell of fresh air when you walk outside

4. Listening to your favorite song

5. Having your own dance party in your very own living room

6. Looking up and feeling the sunshine on your face

7. The smell of fresh flowers

8. Taking a nature hike

9. Hearing the sound of rain while going to sleep

10. Laying underneath a warm blanket on a crisp day

11. Seeing the leaves on trees change colors during the fall

12. Finding sea shells while walking on your favorite beach

13. Not being able to stop laughing

14. Seeing others around you happy and content

15. Giving or receiving compliments

16. Making someone else smile

17. Being able to sleep in on the weekends and not have to worry about an alarm clock

18. Calling your mom after a difficult day

19. The feeling of grass when walking outdoors barefoot

20. Driving with all your windows down on a beautiful day

21. Taking a relaxing bubble bath

22. Giving someone you love a hug

23. The feeling of waking up after a much needed nap in the afternoon

24. Doing a good deed for someone else

25. Climbing into your bed after just washing all of your sheets

26. Singing in the shower with no care in the world

27. The feeling after you just finished cleaning your living space

28. Seeing your pet excited when you walk in the front door

29. The feeling after finishing a long school or work project

30. Having family and friends who love you

Some of the items listed above may seem quite silly, but go ahead and take the time to show appreciation during or after experiencing various activities. Learning how to be more appreciative of everyday events can increase the overall value of your experiences and keep money in your wallet as well. Go ahead and begin basking in some of the cheapest and simplest pleasures that life has to offer!

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17 Ideas To Do On Your 22nd Birthday

When you're feeling 22, but need ideas of what to do.
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"It seems like one of those nights. This place is too crowded, too many cool kids uh uh, uh uh. It seems like one of those nights. We ditch the whole scene and end up dreaming instead of sleeping...Yeah. We're happy free confused and lonely in the best way. It's miserable and magical oh yeah. Tonight's the night when we forget about the heartbreaks, it's time uh oh

o you don't know what to do for your 22nd birthday? You think, hey, I just turned 21 last year and got shwasted because I could finally 'legally' drink alcohol. So 22, isn't that big so what do I do to celebrate my 22nd birthday? Well for one, every birthday should be important to you because it's your day, a day that's all about you and it's the day that you were given life. You should celebrate every year because it's another year that you have lived, right? Why can't your 22nd be a bang, why couldn't your 22nd be bigger and better than maybe your 21st, 18th, or 16th? Here are some ideas that you could do on your 22nd if you're having a brain fart.

1. Get your friends together and go to a nice dinner

Food can never go wrong on your birthday.

2. Go to the movies

Go see the latest movie out, grab some popcorn and soda and have a friend tag along.

3. Dave and Busters

Arcade games for adults?! Enough said.

4. Go on a weekend trip somewhere

You have been dying to go somewhere for awhile, why can't your birthday be the perfect time to go on a getaway?

5. Take the day off from work/school

It's your BIRTHday, no need to work or go to school, it's your day to celebrate you and you don't need to work your butt off on that day.

6. Happy Hour with friends/family

Appetizers and beers, what else could you want?

7. Go to a brewery

Grab some brews with a couple of friends, be social on your day!

8. Bar/club scene

If you are into going down to the strip to go to a club or a bar to get wild, just do it on your birthday!

9. Have a beach party (if your birthday is in the summer)

Waves, sand, beach games, sounds like a blast to me!

10. Go go-karting

Who says you can't be a kid?

11. Trampoline park

Trampolines everywhere, dodgeball and basketball, why not do it on your birthday?

12. Winery


13. Go hiking

Why not see beautiful scenery on your special day?

14. Go to breakfast or brunch

If you love breakfast and lunch,combine them and grab a mimosa or a bloody mary while you're at it.

15. Do a spa day

Need relaxation and a little getaway, a spa day is perfect.

16. Get a hotel

Hotel on the beach? Where everything is in sight, why not?

17. Break out into your song of the day,

"I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22. Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you. You don't know about me, but I bet you want to. Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22 uh uh ah ah ah 22 uh uh uh" by the one and only TayTay Swift

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If You Learn Anything From Toddlers, Let It Be These 10 Things

Ask permission later.

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Toddlers are absolutely reckless but their chaos has taught me some valuable things. My family is big to say the least. I may be an only child but I'm surrounded by cousins I consider siblings and their kids have such a special place in my heart. Even before they could speak, they taught me some of the most valuable things. I guess it's true that actions speak louder than words.

1. Laughter is the purest form of happiness.

I don't know about you, but the toddlers in my life are full of laughter. Everything is funny to them, even their own laughter.

2. Live like nobody is watching.

If their favorite song comes out, they dance even if they are walking on the street. They live their lives and they dont care if people dance with them or critique their steps.

3. Sometimes, people need hugs

Toddlers are super adorable and when they run up to you simply to hug you and say your name, that feeling of stress seems to fade, even if its just for a split second

4. You are never too old to play with toys.

We grow up and suddenly forget about toys and playing around, but toys are meant for all ages

5. Tea parties are a must.

Tea parties are absolutely amazing. You get to dress up, paint your nails, and drink some delicious tea, what's not to love.

6. Overcome your fears.

Imagine being a new human in this world with either less or a little more than 1000 days on this planet and figuring things out.

7. A piece of chocolate is good for the soul.

No matter the hourI am not a huge sweets fan but you bet my ass that if a toddler hands me chocolate, I am taking it. Weirdly, they always sense when I need it most

8. Take a break.

Toddlers are super active and constantly moving around, but once they are worn out, they take a break and go to bed.

9. Love others.

Toddlers become pretty close to you if you let them and they are extremely loving

10. Ask permission later.

Toddlers do as they want and when they want. They would rather have a good time now and then get in trouble for having already experienced it

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