Calling all grandparents! Are your grandchildren visiting for spring break? It's a good time to embrace the principles of hygge!*
I always think of hygge as a winter time occupation. Something the Danish people came up with to get through those dark, cold winter months up north. But it's a year-long philosophy and to me, it's about embracing whatever season you're in. And in doing my research for this blog, I've come to realize it's what we're all told to do time and time again--live in the moment. Enjoy "the NOW."
Actually when you see the list of hygge suggestions for spring, you'll realize that you've been observing most of the items in the list for a long time. Things like spring cleaning, planting flowers in your garden, getting outside more, and so on. My mother was a whirling dervish in the spring, throwing open those windows, cleaning house, and putting away our winter clothes. I'm betting we all continue those traditions. But I've culled the internet and found a few more spring time things to add to our lists.
Components of Hygge for Spring
Here are a few I was able to find. I'll post some of the websites that I visited about hygge for spring. There are some great ones. Here are a few spring components that I found:
You get the idea! Go forth and add some components of hygge to your spring!
Spring is almost here! Hope this week's blog has inspired you to get ready for it. I know when I visited some of the websites posted here, I was inspired. And you can't walk into most big box grocery stores without being confronted with bedding plants and beautiful flowers in the floral section. Grab a bouquet for your house--it will really lift your spirits and get you out of the winter doldrums!
Great spring hygge websites and blogs:
“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” – Gary Zukav
*Definition of hygge (pronounced hue-guh)-A Danish word used to describe the feeling of coziness whether alone or with friends, that one tries to create and capture. Components include decor to embrace this feeling, as well as foods and anything that will enhance relationships with friends and family.
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Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!