The Revitalization Team will be hosting a Hygge Hangout in Fellowship Hall on Friday, January 13, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. More information on what “hygge” is can be found in the last paragraph taken from a sermon that Stephen Day gave around this time last year.
In the spirit of hygge, we are keeping this simple. We will provide warm lighting, tea and hot cocoa, and a few hygge activities such as small coloring or crafting materials. Please feel free to dress comfortably, bring blankets and slippers, perhaps a book to read or your current knitting project, maybe some soup in a thermos, whatever is soothing, warming, and comforting for you (maybe leave your lap cat/dog at home 🙂 ) . We hope that you’ll come and enjoy an evening of cozy togetherness.
In “The Little Book of Hygge”, Meik Wiking, founder and CEO of the Copenhagen-based Happiness Research Institute, writes: “The Danish word hygge originates from a Norwegian word meaning ‘well-being’. Hygge has been called everything from ‘the art of creating intimacy,’ ‘coziness of the soul,’ and ‘the absence of annoyance,’ to ‘taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things,’ ‘cozy togetherness,’ and my personal favorite, ‘cocoa by candlelight.’ Hygge is about atmosphere and experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down. You may be having an endless conversation about the small or big things in life – or just be comfortable in each other’s silent company – or simply just be by yourself enjoying a cup of tea.”
Erica Lavine, Revitalization Team