A long time ago, I was given a book written by Sarah Ban Breathnach entitled Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy (my copy was published in '95). There is a section for each day of the year. The topics are full of variety, tons of quotes, and a section called "Joyful Simplicities" for each month of the year. This is basically a book for you to stop and be thankful for the most simple things in life.
and I hope the author is not egocentric enough to think that is should replace) my bible and other religious practices. The book is just a sweet way for me to slow down and look at some specific elements in life. For example, today's entry is on animals. Tomorrow's in on antiquing. I should list 101 things for which I am thankful. Sounds simple, but I get so caught up in life that I tend to overlook those beautiful things around us.