Flowers and plants make me happier at home. The list below failed to mention them--a gaffe as far as I'm concerned.
I need some books around too--not a roomful--but some favorites. I have to keep editing them so they don't overtake the apartment.
Listening to NPR makes me feel like I have good friends around.
It helps to keep a package of chocolate chips in the pantry. Even when the door is closed, I feel their heavenly presence.
I like having various clocks show the wrong time. It makes me smile.
Despite the fact that sometimes the sight of myself is gruesome, I do think everyone should have a full-length mirror. I use mine for performance art.
I like Clorox toilet cleaners hidden in the toilet tank. It smells clean with every flush.