“It’s all right.” Sandy had his arms about me. “You have to go all the way through your feelings before you can come out on the other side. But don’t stay where you are, Polly. Move on.” – Madeleine L’Engle, in A House Like A Lotus Those words were encouragement and freedom when I read them…
One of things I love most about Scripture is the sheer beauty of the imagery it uses sometimes. Psalm 56:8 has always been one of my favorite verses for exactly that reason: You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your…
A few weeks ago, I shared an article in which Dale Fincher responded to a quote from John Piper concerning emotional blackmail, and I mentioned that reading it had helped me realize how I needed to un-learn some of the incredibly unhealthy conflict management skills I’d been taught. I’ve been thinking about all of this for days now, and let…
Three years ago today, I had an epic bicycle accident. (Talk about making tax day worse; it’s surefire, but I wouldn’t recommend it.) It doesn’t really seem possible that it’s been three years. Entire lifetimes have happened between then and now, and yet the handful of details I actually remember are still as clear as…
I’ve been thinking a lot about dreams lately. Eight years ago, I had an epiphany of sorts, realizing that my dream for my life had changed dramatically. Today, if I’m brutally honest – I don’t think I ever really let go of my old dream completely, even while embracing a new one. I think I was actually…
Simple Felicity is, at its heart, a blog based on the unshakeable belief that happiness really isn't all that complicated. Sometimes finding it can be - but happiness itself is pretty simple, and it's often found in the simplest of things: good food, good books, and good company. So those are the things I write about, along with a few other things that really matter to me, including faith and feminism.
A bit about me: My name is Happy. I have an amazing talent for misplacing my keys, a deep appreciation for whomever looked at the coffee bean and thought, "Hey, I wonder what would happen if I roasted this?", and road trips to Michigan are pretty much my favorite.
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"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." —Helen Keller via @momentumdash
"Watch carefully the magic that occurs when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves." —Atticus via @momentumdash
"Failure is success if we learn from it." —Malcolm Forbes via @momentumdash
"Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." —Ian Maclaren via @momentumdash
The long, dark, and extremely chilly days of late autumn/early winter are finally creeping into the city. ow.ly/xp2v30gCmwg
There's something beautifully compelling and yet simultaneously awful about rainy fall days in New York. ow.ly/ARkH30gdy2c
"Make the most of the best and the least of the worst." —Robert Louis Stevenson via @momentumdash
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