Ah, luxury!

The luxury of sitting down with a cup of Mighty Leaf black vanilla tea (plus a splash of coconut creamer) and looking out the window at whatever happens to be there.

The luxury of cuddling up with a good book. I recommend The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. It’s a quiet and compelling tale set in the Pacific Northwest at the end of the 19th Century. Or if you’re looking for something disturbing and dystopian, check out The Passage by Justin Cronin. It takes place in a future United States where gangs of starving vampires run around looking for dinner. (Dinner, of course, consists of a rag-tag bunch of humans trying to survive another night.)

The luxury of picking up my iPad, flicking two fingers and seeing which YMCA exercise classes are on today and where I can go for dim sum on Saturday.

The luxury of work-related apps and web platforms that do what they’re supposed to do: In particular, DOCUSIGN!

The luxury of being able to eat after undergoing a routine medical screening that required 36 hours of fasting.

The luxury of then asking myself “What shall I have for dinner?” and being able to find it (whatever IT is) in San Francisco – today.

The luxury of loving my job, and belonging to a workplace where I am welcomed, supported and surrounded by congenial staff, management and colleagues.

The luxury of having heat, a roof, windows, a refrigerator, a MacBook Air and comfortable furnishings, as well as a piano, a banjo, a ukulele and three guitars.

The luxury of electricity, roads, clean water, clear skies, peace.

The luxury of friends and family, and quiet time for connection.

These are just a few of my favorite luxurious things.

Cynthia Cummins is a Top Producer and Partner at McGuire. For info on SF real estate visit http://CynthiaCummins.com. This article was re-posted at McGuire.com.