Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking

The Danes consistently place as one of the happiest, if not THE happiest place, in the world. Why? The author says it’s the idea of hygge. The Canadians call it hominess to give you a broad stroke of what they are getting at here. Comfort is key. Surrounding yourself with the people and things that mean the most to you. Enjoy cooking and eating simple homey foods. All things I think we all need a nudge to remember every once in awhile.

One of the main concepts of hygge is lighting and how diffuse and flickering light is best which means that would be the ideal way to read this book right? Nope. The print is rather tiny. That aside I found out that I’m pretty Danish! Another big takeaway is that relaxation, living in the moment and play (even as an adult) is very important. Yep, I’m Danish at heart and darn proud to be a hyggespreder!