Aging Parents and Happiness: The Little Things That Mean a Lot

Can we think of “little things/small treats” that add happiness to an older person’s life? Flowers from the yard? Something to eat? Flavored water? The often-forgotten Root beer or Ginger Ale of one’s youth? Or that wide rubber band that makes opening a jar easy? (See 12/7/10 post:”When No Big Deal Means a Great Deal.”) If something at the store is 3 Whatevers for $5, why not get 3 and give one to an older person who would enjoy it?