• a long forward pass
  • doughnut shop politicking
  • drawing faces on the underside of your toes
  • taking a brown-bag lunch to the nearest park bench, zoo, duck pond, or warm library steps
  • when the sky pinkens
  • spectrum analysis
  • finishing touches on an oil painting
  • finding delight in the contemplation of one's soul
  • 33-inch-tall candlesticks
  • a pleasant surprise: a good movie sequel
  • making an acquaintance with a piece of earth
  • a bright yellow hat
  • using the next generation of storage medium, beyond floppy disks and CD-ROMs and Zip disks
  • a little shrine

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.