Smultroställe (n.) – Origin: Swedish – Definition: A special place discovered, treasured, returned to for solace and relaxation; a personal idyll free from stress and sadness.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. ~Alex Haley
When I first read the word – Smultroställe – I thought to myself, “This word means family.” OK that’s a lie.
When I first read the word – Smultroställe – I thought to myself, “What the heck is a smult-tro-sally”. So i looked it up and thought to myself, “To me, this word actually means happy place” The second thing I thought to myself was, “How in the heck do you pronounce this word?”
In complete transparency, I still do not know how to pronounce it, but I can unequivocally state that my smultroställe is not just my family but it is my every person in my world who has existed in my happy place. Every person who has taken the time to reduce the daily drama and make me laugh. It is every person who has laughed with me and not at me. (Even when they ARE sometimes laughing at me.) It is every person who has chosen to spend time with me to create the millions of happy memories that I currently own. The memories that I will have and cherish until the day I die. The happy memories that I will have and carry with me until I go beyond death. Maybe to infinity and beyond. My smultroställe is YOU.
I found my happy place the minute I saw you. ~Sherrilyn Kenyon
To my million smultroställes. Come on, you know who you are!
The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by. ~Alek Wek
I am a collection of thoughts and memories and likes and dislikes. I am the things that have happened to me and the sum of everything I’ve ever done. I am the clothes I wear on my back. I am every place and every person and every object I have ever come across. I am a bag of bones stuck to a very large rock spinning a thousand miles an hour. ~Macaulay Culkin
When you finally discover your happy place, your soul will be more easily protected from all the darkness around. ~
I collect memories. I look for opportunities to try new things, go to new places, and meet new people all the time. ~Marcel Wanders