Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Journey of Delight

Simple Delight.

That's the theme of this blog, which may sound a little obscure at first, but to me these two words are ones of great significance. My husband, Lukas, first started using the phrase and it’s one that has stuck with me. The words “Simple Delight” have to do a lot with what with what God has been teaching me. They are a description of the kind of person I want to be, and by the grace of God, it is an area in which I hope to continue to grow. 

I like how Jim Elliot put it “Wherever you are, be all there.” It’s about having a simple contentedness in a busy world. A commitment to thankfulness no matter what the circumstances. A commitment to learning to rejoice in all things and see the good in things, even when things are difficult or challenging or seem less than ideal.

I don't want to miss out on the simple delights of life. A sunrise. Going on a walk. Spending time with a loved one. Making my apartment homey and inviting. The satisfaction of making a delectable meal or dessert. Simple creative outlets. Putting my best foot forward every day at work. Laughter. The little and big blessings that make up life. The blessings that are so easy to take for granted or miss if we’re not intentional. It's too easy to waste precious moments worrying, analyzing the past, contemplating the future, or getting frustrated with challenges. This shouldn’t be! I want to live life to the fullest!

So what will this look like for a blog? The idea is to fill this blog with things that inspire simple delight in me, whether a recipe worth trying, the beauty of nature, decorating ideas, or musings about life. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. What are simple delights in your life? I hope you’ll join me for this journey.

Photo by Anna Keagy

5 comments:

  1. I love this idea of blogging -- and you'll be in your element with this simple creative outlet that has always been a part of who you are. A simple delight for me this morning was a cup of coffee, my Bible, a comfy chair while the sun was rising, and the two kitties lounging nearby. Now that's what I call a great morning!

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  2. I really like this, Anna!

    Rachel Peck

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  3. A simple delight for me is cooking on a Sunday afternoon while listening to podcasts.

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  4. Thanks everyone! I appreciate your support! :)

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  5. Going to try those muffins tomorrow!

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