“The Danish term ‘hygge’ refers to the act of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Hygge is a warm, glowing feeling that is often found while relaxing with good food, family and friends. It’s the cosy warmth and contentment that a cup of tea and a blanket bring on a cold winter’s day.”

The days are getting cooler, and hygge sounds like perfection to me. Some say too that hygge is cocoa by candlelight. Some say woolly socks.

As it turns out hygge is actually quite hard to translate into English. We have no one English word equivalent. But one definition that intrigues me is “cosiness of the soul.” Because at the end of the day, I think that’s the life God wants for us. For our soul to be cosy. For our soul to prosper and be well.

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3 John 1:2)

It might be hard explain or pronounce hygge but at the end of the day as Winnie the Pooh so wisely said “you don’t spell it, you feel it.

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