1. The crinkle of dry, old paper in vintage pocket books.
2. Rereading young adult literature from the 60s, 70s, and 80s
3. An encouraging e-mail that made me feel like I'm on the right path
4. Hitting a pleasing note just right
5. Laughing at a cat who bashes me in the face to show me his lion-sized affection
Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.