happy house

  • developing an astounding appetite for books
  • scented clothes hangers
  • a hotdog on a bun being better than a hotdog on a slice of bread
  • Pac-Man power pellets
  • reading about the rich and famous
  • the melancholy emptiness of Sundays
  • doing a comedy set on amateur night
  • angel cake layers filled with cream cheese frosting and a confetti of orange and lemon zest
  • Eau de Nil, a pale green like the Nile River
  • enjoying the sunlight
  • a daily hymn sing in a hillside chapel in the woods
  • Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway, Delaware
  • big, old cars
  • getting good grades

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. It's all about paying attention and appreciating everything.