Embrace the Hygge

#write 31 days

Day Four: Embrace.

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A British friend wrote on Facebook this week ‘OK Hygge is my new favorite thing…..’

Having been out of the country for five years I realized I could have been missed a new trend. Food? Fashion? A new band?

I learned this about Hygge, pronounced ‘hooga’ – that there’s no English equivalent for the word, it’s a uniquely Danish concept.

Hygge is about warm atmospheres, sitting around the table, woolly socks, blazing fires and candles – don’t forget the candles.

I’m thinking it’s something us seasonally affected Kelownafornians can embrace.

It’s more than being cozy, it’s being at home, forgetting worries, creating a space for family and friends around us. It’s a place to be rooted and connected with those who appreciate you and see you for the gift you are.

The reality is hygge was never meant to be translated – it was meant to be felt – it creates well being.

For some of us it’s something that we do anyway. Calling it hygge is just like a seal of approval.

I’m ready for the new season with a good dose of hygge – are you?

Tell me, how do you embrace hygge?

Bless y’all,

Michelle.

Oh and Solomon gives us this wisdom in Ecclesiastes too…

‘I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That’s it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift.’

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