For Valentine’s Day, from my parents, I received some flowers and a book. This is proof that the most loved yet hated holiday isn’t about romance, but love in general. Yesterday I even celebrated Galentine’s Day with my lovely girlfriends. So, even if you don’t have a boo you always ALWAYS have family and friends to celebrate any holiday with.
Anyway, this post isn’t about Valentine’s Day since that was so long ago now. The book I received from my mom was a book about Hygge (Hoo-Ga) which is a Danish word that means…well a bunch of different things. The word apparently has no English translation but “coziness” is probably the best description of what hygge means.
Of course, I thought the book seemed pretty strange at first because I didn’t know what to expect. When I began reading it, I found it to be pretty comical because I already practice some of the things they preach. For example, there’s a spot on the couch in my house that I have claimed. It’s right next to a window complete with plush pillows and blankets. I also layer my clothing like a pro because I am forever cold even when it’s warm out. During the summer months, inside buildings, it’s always freezing – so I’m always sure to carry a light cardigan in my bag.
I am enjoying this read so much, that I went out to Barnes and Noble and got another Hygge book. I haven’t started reading this one yet, but I’m sure I will enjoy it just as much. I did do a quick flip through and noticed that there are some amazing pictures inside to give more of a visual of what hygge is.
I know this concept isn’t new, however, it is new to me and I love to share my discoveries with you all. Feel free to share any thoughts you have in the comments. Thanks for reading!