Find Happiness—Treat Yourself to Hurkle-Durkle

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We show our love by doing things for others, giving our time, or being there when someone needs us. But much of the time, we leave doing for ourselves out of the equation. It's the "do for others what I don't (or won't) do for myself" syndrome. For everyone suffering from that syndrome, I wish you a grand day of Hurkle-Durkle.

Take it from one who practices Hurkle-Durkle most Sundays, along with a cup of coffee and a book, it is definitely Happiness.

I look forward to hearing how it goes.

Well Street

I hadn't heard this term before, and admit I don't practice Hurkle-Durkle often.

Your relaxing Sunday mornings sound appealing, and I'll consider trying it myself.


It feels like I'm on vacation and that feels good 😊


I'm glad you take your enjoyable vacation once a week...and on the 7th day ye shall rest😴


Curious about its origin? Found this is the Dictionary of Scots Language

HURKLE, v.1, n.1 Also hurkel (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 266), †hurkill, ¶hurcle; hirkle (Ags. 1890 Brechin Advertiser (8 July) 3); horkle.
[hʌrkl, hɪrkl]

I. v. 1. Freq. with doun: to sit huddled in a crouched position either for warmth or secrecy, to draw oneself together like a crouching animal.


It's probably skittered through a couple of hundred years evolving to mean something different in every generation. Then it made its way to the U.S., and our laid-back selves adapted it to mean staying cozy in bed beyond our usual wake-up time. I further adapted it to mean me spending Sunday morning in bed with coffee and a book 😆