• Swedish Lucia buns
  • when the tide goes out
  • being aware of small, subtle, mild, or brief feelings of gladness
  • wearing earplugs
  • a secluded houseboat on Arizona's Lake Powell
  • a knowing glance in regards to an inside joke
  • a bad neighbor moving away
  • a church room used for classes or meetings
  • an upper-class spinster traveling the country
  • healing arts
  • traveling on a shoestring budget
  • Easter baskets, eggs, bunnies
  • kayaking crystal-tipped waves along Key Biscayne
  • breakfast in a pale pink light

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.