• hearing your spouse brag about you
  • avoiding needless bustling when your life's on hold, in limbo
  • a model farm
  • leading the children's choir
  • picnic lunches and dinners
  • a reliable recipe
  • brickstone color
  • a fine judgment in discerning art
  • comfort, coziness, convenience
  • training a falcon to hunt
  • something that expresses recognition of ourselves
  • toothpaste that really whitens
  • a continuous state of thanksgiving
  • bergamot, jasmine, sandalwood, and vanilla

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. The new edition is here, with 4,000 new entries and many revisions.