happy house

  • the funny look of someone applying mascara
  • driving through your old neighborhood and stopping to see the house you grew up in
  • football players who don't spike the ball
  • watching Ed Sullivan again
  • apple and ginger chutney
  • orange and cranberry compote
  • troglobites, troglophiles, and trogloxenes
  • waking up before your alarm clock and realizing you have lots of sleep time left
  • trying skydiving
  • reindeer safaris
  • an ambient device
  • finding your true center, alone
  • people who don't use words like "dysfunctional" and "agenda"
  • peppermint-stick ice cream pie

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.