Do you need to follow the Danish example and bring more hygge into your daily life? I encourage everyone to embrace it. But don’t think you can just go out to the store and buy it or feel like it’s something that requires a learning “how to.”
Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is something you feel, and according to Alex at www.hyggehouse.com, “if you don’t feel hygge, you probably aren’t using the word right.” The Danish concept of hygge stems back to the 1800s, when the word first appeared in print. Hygge derives from a Norwegian word meaning “well-being.” And when one lives in a country with what has been described as a “soul-destroying” winter and yet rates at the top of the list for happiest countries, people take note. In recent years, hygge has caught on as a lifestyle trend.
Don’t worry, though, you don’t have to seek out some remote location to experience Danish happiness. Celebrate your Winter Reading Bingo accomplishments Hygge style. If you complete Winter Reading Bingo, join us at the Harrisonville branch on February 23rd to enjoy our Hygge Hangout with yummy food, cozy blankets, and relaxing crafts. Call the Harrisonville Branch for more details, if you’re interested: 816-884-3483. If you can’t make it, no worries, we have books to whet your appetite on all things hygge!
Books on Hygge: