Recently I took a trip to Alaska with my family, and over the first couple of days I did pretty much nothing. I read Bonhoeffer’s Reflections on the Psalms. I slept – a lot. I worked out. I listened to music. I just…was.
And it was nice.
Lately there has been very little just existing and very much running around like crazy. Even today, Sunday, is less than restful. Okay, I suppose sitting here and writing is restful – but I should be writing papers, or planning the set for Emerge this week, or ….
Should. Maybe that’s the word that really troubles me.
I should do this, that or the other thing….
“The expectations upon me are….”
But what does God expect? If I were following that a little more closely, I think perhaps I would not be quite so tired.
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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