A Hygge Thanksgiving...

This week in America we celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a time for us to look around and realize everything we are fortunate to have that so many do not have. It is so easy to get distracted with our busy schedules and take things for granted. Often things that we look at as inconveniences so many only pray and hope for. 

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Our houses are messy, our kids are rambunctious, and we have a shopping list of things we have to buy to prepare Thanksgiving dinner that is so long that we try and just rush through this holiday of thankfulness. This year try and take a new approach and relax during the busyness. Don’t worry about everything being perfect. Look at every chaotic busy thing on your schedule as a blessing. Look at every dish you have to cook as food in your belly that so many don’t have. Look at your home you have to clean as a roof over your head. Look at every person around your table whether they are difficult or not as a blessing to still have them in their seat because one day they may not be there any longer. 

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Relax, live in the moment and take a hygge approach to this holiday. Take everything in around you and be grateful. Whether it is a Thanksgiving feast with your family or Friendsgiving with your friends, enjoy yourself and those around you. “Hygge is about an atmosphere and an 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.”
Meik Wiking, The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living

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This year what I am most thankful for is my family and friends. They are the ones who encourage me and motivate me everyday. My village, as I like to call them, is made up of amazing people and I am so thankful for each of them! 

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What are you most thankful for this holiday season? Let us know by using the #hyggehauslife