Friday, November 27, 2009

Tack för idag. (Thanks for today.)


It's a fairly simple thing to say that Swedes are taught at a young age. In preschool they sing this song to end the day, and the first line is "thanks for today". People also say it as they are leaving work or parting after a particularly nice day.

It seems like a great way to me to communicate to a person, "thanks for dedicating this day to - putting in a good day's work, hanging out with me, riding the ferris wheel, knitting, etc..." But maybe the sentiment is even more simple - it's really just giving thanks for a another day that the sun comes up, the earth goes around and you and me are here to enjoy it.

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Natalie!
    Sounds to me that Sweden isn't that different than the US after all!