Bonheur; the french guide to happiness

Bonheur; the french guide to happiness

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 has been creating web sites to help people do and connect offline. She believes in living well, living simply and coffee as a verb. She immigrated to America in 1999 and currently resides in a very hygge 1925 Hunting Lodge in California’s Santa Monica Mountains.

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