What are the things that make you happiest—that don't involve a major transfer of currency? Six writers give us a new appreciation for ordinary pleasures, from supermarket pudding to zingy pop radio.


PuddingParadise. 17 Cents a Spoonful
For Mark Leyner, it's a single sweet dollop of a pudding...

Antique teapotTreasure Hunting
For Gillian Fassel, Saturdays navigating estate sales...

BicycleTwo Wheels, No Waiting
For Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, riding his trusty bike...

Old fashioned radioTuning In
For Caitlin Macy, listening to the radio...

KayakingIn My Element
For Farai Chideya, just being around water...

ScrapbookLife on the Page
For Jessica Helfand, collecting day-to-day memories in her scrapbook...

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