• getting a huge refund from the IRS
  • English gardening books
  • natural bristle brushes
  • being mystified
  • using the library for enriching cultural activities: music, meditation, art, or reading
  • radio dramas
  • an average of 40 inches of snow in winter
  • picking where you want to move
  • the days when hitchhiking was safe
  • the difference between necessary and sufficient
  • a long baguette and short gossip
  • the difference between kosher salt and sea salt
  • fabric-covered neckroll pillows, scented with a soothing blend of potpourri
  • contemplating the manyness of life

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.