Every month I chronicle those ordinary delights that give me comfort or offer a place of reflection or joy. Here are my everyday delights for April:

1) The mornings in the desert – I caught this picture last week and found this corresponding quote that aptly described what I felt in that moment: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius



2) My magazines: I love receiving magazines in the mail and I probably go overboard with my subscriptions. This is only a small sampling of my collection – my taste lands in a variety of directions, everything from The Sun to Oprah Magazine.




3) This ice tea: Summer will make its landing in the desert. Temperatures are set to rise to a 100 degrees this week. My drink of choice in this hot weather is iced tea. I discovered this particular brand through a friend. Its subtle flavor is refreshing, but doesn’t contain the caffeine of regular tea.



4) My book club: I’ve met with the ladies in my book club for the last four years. Every month we meet at a respective member’s house. The host cooks a homemade dinner and then we discuss the book. We have conversations about writing and books over some great meals. I look forward to this everyday delight each month.

What delighted you this month?