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Hygge… (January 27th FFF)

I was invited (well, not personally, but still) to Fandango’s Friday Flashback!

Fandango scrolls back, every Friday, and gives a second chance to a post he had published on the same date, years before. I thought it was a great way to remember some of the stuff I did a while back, and I decided to participate…

So here it is!

Written on January 27th of 2019, here is a post about hygge, one of the roots of the Danish way of life. And one that I think everybody should know about. Trust me, you need more hygge in your everyday life!

Nevertheless, this week, again, I am going to cheat (my Cove, my rules! HA!). Simply because the coincidence is so weird. As you might know, today’s Quickie was about whether you prefered to be respected or loved. And the inspiration for that question came from the story I wrote here. And when was that? January 27th of last year! I only realized that tonight.

I hope you’ll enjoy it (again), and I wish you’re safe and well, wherever you are…





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 come 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!



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