Hygge Happens Here: in the Heart

November 08, 2018

hygge happens here

(pronounced "hoo-ga")

If you took the words, cozy, content and comfortable, mixed them together with a little warmth, kinship, charm and peaceful; then sprinkled a little Life is good! on top, you're getting the idea of what hygge means.

Hygge isn't a place, or things you buy, it's a feeling you have when you clock a moment in your heart and say, "this feels good." Hygge lives inside you and reminds you that no matter what is going on in your life, there are still good moments we notice and appreciate. 

I think we've all experienced hygge moments in our lives since we were old enough to pay attention to things that made us feel good. Unless you're Danish, you didn't have a word for that feeling, but you had it just the same. 

You can be curled up on the couch with your dog by your side, a bowl of popcorn in your lap and a favorite movie on TV, and suddenly get this contended, peaceful feeling. That's hygge. You can be out with friends at a pub, laughing and eating hot wings and look around and think, "I'm glad I'm here!" that's hygge (or maybe a few too many beers!) It's quietly looking in on your sleeping child, knowing they are safely snuggled in for their journey to dreamland...that's hygge.  Or gathering around the dining room table to play board games with family and still having fun when someone tries to cheat. Anything can be hygge, as long as it's a moment that gives you the warm fuzzies when you experience it. It's feeling good in the moment, no matter what that moment is. If you're not feeling hygge, then it isn't hygge. 

It's true that certain environments lend themselves to encouraging a hygge feeling: a cozy room, good food, lit candles, music, good company...but in the end, you have to feel like that moment is worth remembering just for what it is. 

Here at Big Moon Beeswax, our tagline is: Hygge Happens Here because we sell candles, but in reality, hygge only happens in our hearts. 

Wishing you all many hygge moments in your lives! 

Thank you for stopping by and visiting.

Bee Cozy!


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