…in no particular order.

1. My wife, who is my best friend, helper, confidante, and adviser

2. Coffee

3. Imported Beer

4. Inexpensive (though not cheap) wine

5. Hot showers

6. Good stories

7. My baby boy, who smiles everyday when I come home

8. Winter clothes

9. C. S. Lewis

10. The blogosphere

11. Regina Spector

12. My job as a teacher, that allows me to keep on learning

13. Netflix

14. The library

15. The power of myth

16. All the holidays that I have off as a teacher.

17. The church calendar

18. Chick-fil-a chocolate milkshakes

19. Celtic music

James 1:17:  Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.