I had the privilege of attending the Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek this week, and one of the sessions was an interview with Ed Catmull, president of Pixar animation and author of Creativity, Inc (which is now most definitely on my reading list). He said something so simple and yet so profound: “Art is not…
I have a confession to make. The title of this series changed about 5 times as I perused my shelves. “Oh, but I love this book; I have to tell people about this one.” “No, I can’t include that one; people won’t understand it.” “How can one person read this many books? (Every….
I have loved faerie tales all my life. I still distinctly remember the summer I discovered Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books; I’m not sure I did anything other than read that summer. But one of my favorite fairy tales isn’t found in any fairy tale anthologies (that I know of). This one is an annual re-read…
e.e. cummings once said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Goodness, that’s true! The older I get, the more astonished I am by the number of “voices” that try to influence us every day – some with good intentions, some not so much, and some not even intentionally –…
There is something tremendously powerful about a good story. We’ve been telling stories as long as we can remember – around campfires and in pictures on the walls of ancient caves; in pyramids and in long-winded scrolls, on paper, in person, in poetry, in song. Bards and minstrels, rock stars and movie stars, authors and bloggers…
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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I love this quote: "Every person is a new door to a different world." —Six Degrees of Separation via @momentumdash
Maybe it doesn’t matter if we’re asking the right questions; maybe the point is simply to start asking questions: ow.ly/Em6I30eSWzC
I love this concept: "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." —Maya Angelou via @momentumdash
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." —Vincent Van Gogh
"Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks." —@Dr_Roopleen
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