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 May:

1. Alex and Ani Bracelets: 

I love my Alex and Ani bracelet and often give them as gifts. Their line includes a variety of charms to fit any personality.  My personal favorite is the charm pictured below – the tree of life. Despite all the chaos and noise, it is a reminder for me to hold on to certainty as much as my life will allow.

2. Birchbox

Every month I receive a pretty box in the mail containing samples of makeup, hair products, an uplifting quote, a sample of new perfume or tea. I enjoy the little surprises that I have the opportunity to try without taking a trip to the store. I tend to gravitate toward the intense and this little box helps me focus on tiny fun pleasures.



3. A morning hike

We are lucky that we live in a city that allows us to hike year round. This past weekend we climbed a local trail and I managed to catch the quiet of the morning and the majestic view of the mountains. It is such a delight knowing that we can choose to hike every day of the year and bear witness to this beauty.



4. A visit from my family

My sister and brother-in-law came to visit over Memorial Day weekend. I love the ease of  laughter, silly games, familiarity and the comfort of enjoying family time. This is one of my favorite pics from our weekend together.



What delighted you this month?