To lighten you up and guard you from the possibility of a spiritual seriousness that can lead to pride, I introduce you to a writer I'd like you to know---Thomas Merton. In his book of meditations on the committed spiritual life he writes:
"It is often more perfect to do what is simpy normal and human than to try to act like an angel when God does not will it. That is, when there is no neeed for it, except in the stubborn passion of our own impatience with ourselves.
"It is not practical, it is not honest, it is not Christian to fly from 'every desire' and 'every pleasure' that is not explicitly pious.
"For others who are human enough to be ascetics without losing any of their humanity, it is all right to risk things that seem inhuman. For one as deficient and self-conscious as I am, the ordinary ways are safer. They are not just an evasion to be tolerated; they are a more perfect way" (p. 21)
Merton had his eyes on monks who get too serious. His words are a helpful reminder to us non-monks. While we might not often try to be angels, we may try to be more than we are. The perfect way is the path of humble embrace of the pleasure of our humanness.