• Worcestershire sauce
  • casting a horoscope
  • a positive afterimage after the eye has been exposed for some time to a bright light
  • that without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible
  • a chance to sleep in
  • having the qualities of a gentleman
  • the jargon of researchers living on Antarctica
  • olive oil soap
  • moments given over to birdsong and quiet thoughts
  • a maddening yet familiar itch
  • "Set Your Life to Music"
  • a strange individual you truly adore
  • finding a balance
  • candles making pumpkins glow

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.