It's the simple things in life that give us pleasure, such as waking up on a sunny day or hearing an old favourite song on the radio.
Findings from a recent poll by Three Barrels Brandy revealed that discovering a forgotten ten pound note in our pocket is one of 50 things that make us happy, as is getting into bed with freshly washed and ironed sheets.
Unsurprisingly, the little things in life usually stem from another person's kindness or consideration, which is why we feel touched when we receive a thank you card in the post or are offered a car parking ticket with a couple of hours left on it from a stranger at the shopping centre.
Our joy with the world does not centre on being showered with diamonds and fast cars (although we wouldn't turn them down either), but with small comforts that could be overlooked if we didn't stop to think about them, such as drinking a cold beer after a long day or getting a quiet moment of alone time.
A spokesman for Three Barrels Brandy said: "It's great to see there are plenty of everyday occurrences and instances accessible to us all that have made the top 50. Simple things like the smell of freshly baked bread or cookies, friendships and listening to your favourite song make such a positive difference to the way we feel we should try to experience them more often.
"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. Similarly, we could be stuck in traffic, when our favourite song comes on the radio and makes us forget about the nightmare daily commute," the representative added.
What small things make you happy?
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