One of my all-time favorite quotes by writer Annie Dillard:
There are lots of things to see, unwrapped gifts and free surprises. The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. If you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days.
How wonderful and true this is. The path of working on this book has been particularly penny-strewn. Pre-publication royalties from a cosmic Publisher.