Hygge (prounounced Hue-guh) is a Danish word used to acknowledge a special feeling or moment. It can be alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary, but it is always cozy, charming and special.
Recently, I have read that Denmark is one of the top three countries in the world that is considered the happiest. You see, the Danes have created a method called “hygge” which is an art of creating intimacy and coziness in their homes. With so many cold, dark days the simple act of a glowing candle while sipping on a cup of coffee in the morning or a home cooked meal with friends by candlelight can make a huge difference to a person.
Hygge is an art of taking in a deep breath of life. It’s making a meal at home and taking in the tastes and smells. It’s making your home a sanctuary where people feel as though they live there as well. It’s surrounding yourself in warm blankets, fuzzy socks and hot tea. In short, it’s getting in touch with your senses and being at peace.
Hygge is the ability of being present and appreciating the minimalist outlook. It’s simple. Just be happy…and they are!
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