I am reading The Little Book of Hygge, which I picked up on impulse at Michael’s, not expecting it to be very good, but it turns out that it was written by a researcher from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, and is actually quite interesting in a variety of ways. Maybe I will print out a poster of this manifesto to attach to my refrigerator, to remind me to hygge more in 2018.

I have also just lit about twenty or so candles, in preparation for our Christmas Day guests. So hyggeligt! Apparently 28% of Danes light candles every day, and 31% of Danes light more than five candles when they light them. Each Dane burns around thirteen pounds of candle wax each year (for context, each Dane consumes around six and a half pounds of bacon per year). I need to up my candle game.

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