• a battery's standby time
  • tiny antique perfume bottles
  • Richard Pryor
  • behind-the-scenes on a television news show
  • eating small portions
  • skin drinking lotion after a bath
  • children required to take responsibility for their actions
  • Michigan's 11,000 lakes, laced together by sparkling rivers that slice through dark forests and spill over countless rapids and waterfalls
  • the Dhammapada (book)
  • going out for breakfast on a rainy morning when baseball practice gets cancelled
  • American Idol
  • seeing rainbows
  • well-respected coaches
  • sharpening your pencils

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.