• the Magi's gold, frankincense, and myrrh
  • entering the space of a painting
  • a happy childhood
  • doing a stage spin
  • an assortment of finishing salts: Haleakala red and Kilauea black salts from Hawaii, peach-colored salt flakes from Australia, and Cyprus white flakes from the Mediterranean
  • heading out
  • a yantra, a geometrical diagram used like an icon, especially in meditation

14,000 things to be happy about is a bestseller with over 1.25 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 25th anniversary edition has 4,000 new entries and many revisions.