I’ve talked about hygge before.
Cosy’s Danish little cousin is one of the things I like the most about Denmark. You know how some stereotypical images get to mind, when you think about some countries. And when you finally make the trip, and want to experience it, you are disappointed?
Well, Danes’ hygge is in no way overrated. It is part of the way of living, and you will feel it everywhere. From the blankets provided to cover your legs when you sit at an outside café table, to the warm feather duvets you can wrap yourself into, when you come back from a nice walk outdoors, hygge is in the details, and it just makes life that much better.
Hygge is about making the moment more comfortable, relax, peaceful and enjoyable. It’s slipping into your favorite sweat pants, lighting a candle, listening to the sound of the wood burning in the fireplace instead of watching tv, it’s having a good long chat with your best friends over a hot drink, knowing there’s nothing else on your agenda.
It is taking time.
During the holidays, I burnt my kalendarlys every night, following the Danish tradition. I noticed that even if it was just one little candle in my very North American livingroom, it was still changing the mood in the room. When the holidays came to an end, my kalendarlys was gone too, and I missed the warm dancing of the flame every evening.
So I went shopping and I bought new candles to get my little hyggeligt touch back. Since, I’ve been lighting a candle every night. Sometimes, it is just there, in the corner of my eye, and I don’t really pay attention to it. Others I sit and stare at the flame dancing…
Hygge is in the little things.
And I like little things!
Oh, well… Time for a little nap, now. But not before wishing you all a litlle hygge in your life too! You deserve it! The world would be much too crazy out there, without it!