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.

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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.

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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.

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What delighted you this month? 

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