a Swedish morsel


New Words

I learned a new word the other day
It touched my mind in divers ways
Causing pause to query and think
Can there really be a best amount of everything?
I am enlarged by expressions so succinct
In one word a culture was conveyed


lagom

Learning from everyday life. Living the best way possible.
Asking for nothing more than necessary. Always content with what a hand can hold.
Gathering in the essence of  simplicity. Gaining a sense of balance.
Only to realize you are sufficient. Outward and inward rightness.
Measuring as appropriate perfection. Making less be more.

Because it is enough.


7 comments:

  1. Let's take an idea from Frindle and start using lagom. I wish you lagom today!

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  2. This word packs quite a wallop. Being enough.

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  3. Loving this post -- lagom may be my new favorite word!

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  4. Lagom is not just a word, it seems to be a life philosophy. Thanks for teaching me something new in a lovely, lyrical way.

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  5. "Always content with what a hand can hold," and "Making less be more." These are the lines I connected to most. Love it!

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  6. You what I like about your blog? About 30 seconds after I start reading it music just starts blasting out of my computer. It took me about 3 minutes to figure out it was your blog the other night. I kept sifting through all of the open windows on my computer wondering where it was coming from!

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  7. Love this Laura! Now I want to know how to say lagom.

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