• the nickname "Spud"
  • sheet-music covers
  • winning at Scrabble
  • the Big Sur coastline and a Pacific Ocean sunset
  • something you want more often
  • political planning
  • prayer cards
  • the apricot's tendency to ripen early
  • evensong bells from St. Ann's
  • how filling a day of nothing can be
  • praying for someone other than yourself
  • multiple pillows
  • putting a bay leaf under your pillow to see if it brings sweet dreams
  • a gathering sense of fulfillment

14,000 things to be happy about is a bestseller with over 1 million copies in print, celebrating all the little things in life. Without plot or rhyme, explanation or footnote, these entries conjure up the rich evocative effect of an epic poem, proving that the little things are what make life worth living. Watch for the new edition later in 2014.