Picnics, Good Books, and Home Cooking: A New Study Finds These Are Life's Simplest Pleasures

What are your favorite things?.A new study commissioned by SmallLuxury Hotels of the World asked just that.Time spent in the outdoors means seeinga butterfly, seeing flowers and treesblossom, and other simple pleasures.Long walks, spontaneous outings,and simply being somewhere newalso brings immense joy.One of the top-rated pleasures inlife is not having to set the alarmat the weekend or on a day off.People also love the feeling of sleepingin a freshly-made bed or one that islarge and incredibly comfortable.Other small but meaningful momentsinclude donating to charity, meeting newpeople, and finishing a really good book