Bonheur; the french guide to happiness

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Bonheur [boh(n)-URH]: French women know happiness is not a matter of luck; it’s what you make of your life. This word for happiness is literally “good time.”

The French way of connecting feeling with time is telling. It suggests something to be cultivated in the course of our hours and days and months and years, how we live in relation to them.

The English word happy comes from the archaic word hap which means “luck.” Interesting distinction.

Mireille Guiliano

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Online since 1995, Alex was one of the first bloggers and has consistently been creating content, sites and communities to share stories that matter. In 2004 she created Hygge House to embrace her Danish heritage by sharing thoughts and inspiration on living well and simply. In 2001 Alex Immigrated to America and currently resides in a 1900’s converted barn on a ranch in the Santa Barbara California mountains.

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