#WatercoolerWednesday Hygge…And Fifty Shades Darker

Happy Wednesday, Romance Lovers!

I subscribe to the Heroes and Heartbreakers email (I recommend it;), so when I saw a review for the world premier of the Fifty Shades Darker movie I checked it out. I’d never read the books, but the trailer had picked my interest.

Overall the review is pretty positive, but what kind of blew my mind was the last paragraph in which the author brings up hygge.

“Nelson Coates’s art direction is stunning—billionaire Christian Grey’s Escala apartment reflects the happiness of his new life. The Danish word hygge (pronounced hue-gah) comes to mind.”

Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish word that is a feeling or mood that comes taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, every day moments more meaningful, beautiful or special. Whether it’s making coffee a verb by creating a ritual of making it then lingering over a cup to a cosy evening in with friends to the simple act of lighting a candle with every meal. Hygge is being aware of a good moment whether it’s simple or special. (http://hyggehouse.com/hygge)


And it’s definitely becoming a movement a lot of people are getting behind. Books are being published, websites are being created, and people are talking about it.

I love the idea of celebrating every moment, of savouring the small things, and living in the moment. My life has been pretty insane for the last year. Work, family, work, books, work, working on growing and improving myself-oh, and did I mention work? It becomes difficult to see the bigger picture, to take a breath. My brain is always so full of things I need to do, of what’s next, of my never-ending to do list.

Hygge has reminded me to be in the moment, to become more aware of what I’m doing, my emotions, and what I’m looking for.

Does it work all the time? No.

Does it work most of the time? Nope.

Do I smile when I walk into my flat and see the flowers I bought? Yes.

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What can you celebrate today?

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