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Seven Stories That Have Shaped My Life: #3 – the one about contentment

Seven Stories That Have Shaped My Life: #3 – the one about contentment

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…

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By Happy, August 2, 2015
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Seven Stories That Have Shaped My Life – #2: the one about the courage to be who you are

Seven Stories That Have Shaped My Life – #2: the one about the courage to be who you are

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 –…

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By Happy, July 15, 2015
Seven Stories That Have Shaped My Life: #1 – the one about grief and anger

Seven Stories That Have Shaped My Life: #1 – the one about grief and anger

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…

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By Happy, July 14, 2015
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7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 67): the one for my friends who asked questions

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 67): the one for my friends who asked questions

— 1 — Well, hey there!  I thought I might put together a 7QT post this week, as a way to say, “Why, yes, I still write!” Those of you who have been reading along for awhile know that this has been an unusually difficult year, and I’ve had a lot going behind the scenes….

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By Happy, July 10, 2015
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having eyes to see: why spiritual abuse is on the rise

having eyes to see: why spiritual abuse is on the rise

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “spiritual abuse” in the Church. In truth, these conversations have been happening for centuries – for example: the prophet Jeremiah called out priests and prophets on the misuse of their authority, Jesus had rather a lot to say to the Pharisees, and then there was that one…

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By Happy, June 25, 2015
Meet Happy

Thanks so much for visiting Simple Felicity! 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.

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 femininity.

Contact me anytime at simplefelicity7 (at) gmail (dot) com! I'd love to hear from you.

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