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 October:

1.  Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed 

I love Cheryl Strayed and adore quotes. All of her wisdom is collected in this tiny, but powerful read, Brave Enough. One of my favorite quotes: “You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will every give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.”

Brave Enough


2. Orange Theory Classes

I like to supplement my running with different exercise programs. I’ve tried various weight and fitness classes over the years and recently I discovered Orange Theory Fitness. The intensity of the exercise targets your personal heart rate so you push yourself depending on how hard you want to work out.

orange theory


3. Smashing S’mores from Trader Joe’s 

I remember roasting marshmallows during campfires as a Girl Scout. We would make s’mores with graham crackers and Hershey chocolate. When I saw these smashing s’mores at Trader Joe’s I was skeptical at first, but after one bite,  I was sold.



4. These coasters

I bought these coasters at a small shop in Sedona. I love the vintage look and smile every time I place the coffee cup on one of these coasters.


What were your everyday delights this month?