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. A recent trip to New York: Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak at the American Society of Journalists and Authors. I had a chance to meet several writers and editors and loved walking the streets of New York with friends from the conference. Traveling alone often provides a different perspective on how I define home.


2. A visit to the local farmer’s market: Over Memorial Day, I had the chance to visit a farmer’s market. I loved walking around and visiting various vendors who enjoy growing vegetables or selling their homemade jams, unfiltered honey and other unique goods. I encourage you to visit these markets and to try to buy local when you can.


3. Vega Protein: Since I am vegetarian, I am always on the lookout for protein sources. I’ve tried a number of protein powders over the years, but find Vega protein a great in taste and love that it is entirely plant based.


4. Basketball tournament: Every year my husband participates in a basketball tournament. We love to attend and cheer him on. This year my daughter decided to make a memorable poster for encouragement. (Note: The team name was Old Man Game)

What were your everyday delights this month?