Life's 50 greatest pleasures revealed by poll

275x250.jpg Finding a £10 note in an old pair of jeans and being told you've lost weight are among life's greatest pleasure triggers, it's been found.
 

A study of 3,000 adults revealed simple pleasures such as getting into a bed with freshly washed sheets and seeing an old couple holding hands also help to brighten our day.
 
Sunshine was found to be largely responsible for our good mood - such as waking up to a sunny day, sitting in the sun and driving with the car windows down on a sunny day all appearing in the top 20.
 
Other happy moments include being surprised with flowers or chocolates, getting a nice message or cuddle from a loved one, or getting a thank you card in the post.
 
Unfortunately for many, the hustle and bustle of everyday life means the average person is only happy for half the week.
A spokesman for Three Barrels Brandy, who conducted the research of the top 50 things which make people happy, said: "It would seem that despite not feeling entirely happy for three out of seven days of the week, it doesn't take much to lift our spirits.
 
"We can be having a terrible day at work, snowed under a pile of work, when a quick thank you from the boss can pick us up and make us feel great."
 
TOP 50 THINGS WHICH MAKE US HAPPY
1.               Finding a ten pound note in an old pair of jeans
2.               Going on holiday
3.               Getting into bed with freshly washed sheets
4.               Swimming in the sea
5.               Waking up on a sunny day
6.               Sitting in the sun
7.               Being surprised with flowers or chocolates
8.               Getting a nice message from a loved one
9.               Cuddles
10.             Getting a thank you card in the post
11.             Old people holding hands
12.             Driving a car with the window down on a sunny day
13.             Winning a tenner on the lottery
14.             Booking a new holiday
15.             Listening to your favourite song
16.             Finding a bargain in the sales
17.             Seeing an old friend
18.             Picnic in the park on a sunny day
19.             Getting a promotion at work
20.             Being treated to a romantic night out
21.             Hearing a song that reminds you of your past
22.             Looking back at old photographs
23.             Making a new friend
24.             Getting a quiet moment to myself
25.             Walks in the country
26.             Hearing a baby laugh
27.             Having a girlie / lads night out
28.             Waking on up on a Saturday morning and realising it's the weekend
29.             Chocolate
30.             Eating a cake
31.             Fitting into an old pair of jeans you thought were too small
32.             Getting praise from your boss after working hard on something
33.             The smell of freshly baked bread or cookies
34.             A warm bubble bath at the end of a stressful day
35.             Someone telling you you've lost weight
36.             Finding out someone likes you
37.             Sunday dinners
38.             The Smell of cut grass
39.             Landing at the holiday airport
40.             A good hair day
41.             Bank holidays
42.             Passing a driving test
43.             Swanky hotel rooms
44.             Finding out your children have done well at school
45.             Someone offering an elderly person their seat on the bus or train
46.             Someone giving you their car parking ticket when you arrive in the car park
47.             Waking up to find out it has snowed overnight
48.             Drinking a cold beer after work
49.             Eating comfort food
50.             Snogging

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