19 Jan Find more happiness in … leaving the last slice of cake!
via the Daily Mail by Rachel Carlyle
We all went a little bit Danish in 2016 — snuggling up in hand-knitted blankets, lighting pine-scented candles and sipping hot chocolate.
We were embracing the cosiness Danes call hygge. But with a new year comes a new Scandinavian buzzword: this time it’s the Swedish lagom (pronounced lar-gom, which is at least easier to say than hygge).
Lagom doesn’t have an exact translation but it means ‘just the right amount’, not too little but not too much. It’s one of the most frequently used words in Sweden — you’ll eat a lagom amount of food, live in a lagom house, drive a lagom car: in other words, just good enough to enjoy life but not over-the-top or ostentatious.
Apparently it comes from the Viking concept of sharing a horn of mead around the campfire, where you’d take just enough before passing it on so everyone had some…
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