Sunroofs and Shoeboxes


Train yourself to find happiness in a coffee mug, joy in the laughter of a stranger, and fulfillment in the beauty of the sunset.

BY Jaime L. Mathews

You really want to live a lifestyle of joy, enthusiasm and gratitude

you have trouble seeing the positive side in life

You need a little extra motivation in your life these days

You know there is more for your life and you're ready to explore it

can you relate?


You’ve come to the right place. Overflowing with uplifting encouragement and soul enrichment, Sunroofs and Shoeboxes will train you to find happiness in a coffee mug, joy in the laughter of a stranger, and mental wellness with an open Costco parking lot.

Seeing the beauty in the mundane goes a long way towards leading a happy life. But the daily practice of gratitude is a muscle that needs to be flexed regularly. Jaime teaches you to look at life with a brand new set of eyes, every day. Eventually, you won't even need to think about it, and you will start to see opportunities in the biggest challenges, see the extraordinary in the most ordinary things, and your outlook on life will be changed for the better.

So flex those muscles now, and take a deep dive into the unbridled enthusiasm and contagious optimism of Jaime L. Mathews.

I can hear your "Yes!" miles away friend.

Honest, to-the-point, inspiring and humorous. It's actually better than a lot of other self-help books I have ordered. The messages are simple but true. Relatable for most people.

— Sue

This is a beautiful reminder that everyday we have a choice to see our mundane daily activities through a different lens. Jaime does a great job of putting things into perspective. This book is thoughtful, funny & eye opening.


It’s like picking up a little bundle of joy. This book really helped me to stop and notice very small things in my day to day life that can bring happiness if I allow myself space to look at things differently.

— andrew

Jaime finds ways to be grateful and appreciative in the obscure and mundane and even difficult. This book is sure to help you discover health and gratitude in your daily life!

— Theresa

Life has been tough the past few years and this was such a breath of fresh air. A great reminder on finding the small joys in everyday life. I loved it!!


What do I know about living a sweet life?

Jaime’s eclectic life path has led her to be an assistant features editor at the Orion, the wellness director of an exclusive fitness resort, the owner of a full-service hair salon, the publisher of a local edition of Natural Awakenings, a nationally franchised health magazine, and the owner of a fireplace retail store.

But between the many hats she has worn throughout her life, the one she is most proud of is that of mother and mentor to her little ones. Jaime, her husband, and their three children live on a farm in California.

Jaime L. Mathews is the author of Sunroofs & Shoeboxes, a collection of the countless nuggets of wisdom she has found in the little things of everyday life.