Sometimes I miss what Sarah Bessey calls the “happy clappy” days of my faith. I was sixteen when I decided that being a follower of Jesus was going to be something that defined me for the rest of my life, and in some ways the decision is still that simple: “Yes.” But there was an innocence…
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…
— 1 — It’s been an amazing week here at Simple Felicity. Thank you so much to those of you who have been reading along, sharing posts, and commenting as I’ve relaunched my series on singleness and the church this week. I truly appreciate your support! (If you’re new to Simple Felicity, and that topic…
I had a young friend, a long time ago, who would start her prayers at the end of the day in one of two ways: “Dear God, thank you for a good (great, awesome) day today.” or “God… This was not the best day in the world.” It still makes me laugh a little, the…
Several months ago, Jen Fulweiler posted a link to a website call PrayMoreNovenas, inviting others to join her in praying the Novena to the Holy Spirit. (A novena is a set of prayers prayed over the course of a few days, focusing on specific prayer intentions.) Even though I’m not Catholic, I signed up for the mailing…
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.
Moving to a new place always comes with challenges; in NY, some of mine include navigating the transit system... ow.ly/119630cuf1T
"Let your hopes not your hurts shape your future." —Robert H. Schuller via @momentumdash
"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." —Maya Angelou via @momentumdash
Having a place I love to go is part of what makes any town or city "home" for me - so today I found a few! ow.ly/ZZQ730c75Rb
"What you do matters, but why you do it matters much more." —Unknown via @momentumdash
"Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you." —Unknown via @momentumdash
"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway." —Earl Nightingale
"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't." —Thomas Edison via @momentumdash
"What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly." —Lao Tzu via @momentumdash