“You don’t spell it. You feel it.” Winnie-the-Pooh
It’s Friday again. This Friday I’m celebrating Hygge (pronounced HOO-GA). Back in 2019, I bought The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living. The Scandinavian countries spend some of the year without much natural sunlight. Yet, they all seem so happy. Here’s an excerpt from the introduction:
“Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down. You may be having an endless conversation about the small or big things in life–or just be comfortable in each other’s silent company–or simply just be by yourself enjoying a cup of tea.” Wiking page vi.
Holiday plans have changed or been cancelled for so many of us. Here in the PNW, we’ve been asked not gather with anyone outside of your immediately household for Thanksgiving and Christmas. While it will be hard not to see family and friends in person, this is a simple way the British Hubby and I can make our dwelling warm and cozy. There are some main components for hygge, but how I go about executing them is up to me. Above are some electric candles I acquired. (Burt burnt off his eyebrows when we had open flames.)
SkeinHerder’s Songs: Today I’ve mostly been listening to the wind rustle through the trees. It’s windy from the storms passing through.
How will you incorporate Hygge into your daily living?