— 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….
I suppose it’s inevitable that, having grown up in the ’80s/’90s, there is occasionally going to be a day when all I can say by the end of it is: “Have mercy…” – and that I will totally (<– see what I just did there?) hear the voices of Jesse Katsopolis and Joey Gladstone in my head when I say it….
At the beginning of January, I joined the OneWord365 Community and chose “compassion” as my one word for the year. I knew it was going to cost me something. What I didn’t really register is that one of the things it will cost is my pride. The first thing I’ve learned about compassion is how…
and no, i have no idea how to pronounce that. 🙂 It’s a Koine Greek word that means “compassion.” And it’s used in Matthew 14 like this: “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.” It’s incredible when you think about it. Jesus’ cousin John, the…
I heard an excellent lecture yesterday, and learned a few things. (Always good to be able to say that at the end of a lecture!) 🙂 It was on Matthew 7 and the characteristics that ought to define the relationships that Christians are to have with a variety of different sorts of people. The…
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.
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"By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world." - Robert Louis Stevenson #dontworrybehappy
"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." —Marilyn Monroe via @momentumdash
One of my favorite memories is the day I discovered feta. and this summer salad incorporates it beautifully: ow.ly/nw9530aHVAb
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." —Henry Ford via @momentumdash
"The future depends on what we do in the present." —Mahatma Gandhi via @momentumdash
"Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one." —Marcus Aurelius via @momentumdash
"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." —Fred Rogers via @momentumdash