If you have the great good fortune to have family and, more to the point, family that you love and enjoy being around, the above quote will resonate. Aside from its central message, what I like about it is that it bears relation to the Danish concept of hygge – something that means much more than candles and cashmere socks! In the month of Valentine’s Day, it feels good to have a reminder that love is more than your partner – if you have one. Love is family and friends too.
Benjamin Franklin said it best: “Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.” As good a way as any of describing the Danish art of hygge. … Continued