Have you seen this pin? I had no idea there existed a word like komorebi (one of my husband’s favorite things). It reminded me of hygge, a Danish word that can’t really be translated into English. Cozy is the closest we can come. It means the “complete absence of anything annoying, irritating, or emotionally overwhelming, and the presence of and pleasure from comforting, gentle, and soothing things.” It’s also called gemÃ¼tlichkeit in German.
I need some hygge in my life. Those long nights with friends and laughter, or spent at home in front of the fire with a cup of tea. Simple dinners and crafts. Candles lit to brighten the dark nights. Hiking in the woods while holding the hand of the man I love. Comfort foods. Ciders. Fall flowers. Walking in my wellies down a country lane, kicking through leaves in my backyard. It sounds like bliss to me.
October is the perfect month to seek out and create hygge, I think.Â Â As we begin the turn into colder weather and more time spent indoors. I’m inviting you to take the journey with me! Spend a few minutes walking around your own home, looking for the warmth and cozy, the simple pleasures, and hygge in your own life.