I wanted to offer a different perspective,
a happier, Danish perspective.
Last year I started hearing about Hygge.
(It is pronounced HOO-GA.)
It is an attitude.
A cozy, warm, gently lit, friendly attitude.
I think of it as slowing down and making the best of the ordinary days.
To me it is saying to myself, "Oh good, it's so nice and dark out, it's perfect for lighting candles and visiting and sitting by this fire with this blanket on my lap...and some cake and a book or a Hallmark movie with my knitting needles."
It's looking for the beauty and grace in the moment instead of dreading it.
This little page says it all.
I hope you can read it.
You know I don't like to be redundant.
I am trying to set up a little spot of coziness.
I kind of already have one....or two.
But I think I need a little table to put books and candles and a bowl of soup.
But just thinking about this makes me feel calm inside.
Makes me want to pull up a blanket and turn down the lights and look out the window at the stars.
The book is full of nice ideas and statistics about light and candles and how the Danes look at life.
And honestly, it makes me a wee bit proud to be Danish.
Encourage one another,