the world is mine oyster

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At the end of the day
Sit down and relax
Take the load off your back
It’s been a long day of work
You deserve a break
Even if you are a poor
As a sheep newly shorn
Close your eyes
Let your spirit soar
Why, the world is your oyster
Which the mind will open
Says Will

Now what does that mean?
Does it have something to do with a pearl,
And the salty kiss of a girl
Or a good wife
Or, with the richness of life
Or, a shell,
That’s tough to crack,
That takes a knife and a steady hand
Oh, ’tis true, nothing’s easy
For a working man
But to sit down and relax
At the end of the day

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Are you Hyggelig?

Easy lies the head that wears the Norwegian Crown because it’s Stressless

The King and Queen of Norway are hyggelig

The King and Queen of Norway are Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja. They live in the Royal Palace and belong to the House of Glücksburg, which means Lucky Castle. Lucky because when they choose a chair to relax in it is a Stressless recliner, made in Norway.

The king and queen are hyggelig. Most Norwegians have hygge. Read below and discover what hygge and hyggelig mean.

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Happy Place

Studies suggests the happiest people in the world live in Norway.

There are many reasons given for this. The universal answer that I got from Norwegians is that there is no Stress in their lives. Both health care and education are provided for by the government. But that can’t be the end all. Norwegians are a healthy lot. In Oslo they bike everywhere. In the country side they walk. Norwegians eat healthy, look healthy, and celebrate the sun when it comes out.

Money helps. Norway is the sixth wealthiest country in the world because of oil. Understand that the country’s fortunes changed for the better 40 or 50 years ago, when they found oil in the North Sea. Now each Norwegian has a nest egg of a million dollars (supervised by the government of course).

The weather sucks. Seems like a reason to be grumpy, but it is the opposite. Put up with the gray rainy days and smile when the sun shines.

Hygge

The Norwegians have ‘hygge,’ which is one of those words you can’t really describe. ‘Hygge’ is a feeling, an atmosphere and an action. You can be a “hyggelig’ person, or you can describe a cabin as ‘hyggelig,’ or it can be used as a verb: ‘Let’s hygge ourselves with a … a meal, a visit, a book, etc.”

Hygge is the feeling one gets when one relaxes in a Stressless recliner, a chair made in Norway.

View Hygge in a Stressless Chair

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