As I approach my 1000th day of living in Denmark, I have been thinking about the "lessons" I have learned in my time here.
So on random days between now and my 1000th day, I thought I would share these "lessons"; both for your entertainment and for your "education" and to remind me how much I really have learned!!! This idea started HERE and now today's lesson is:
Day #874 of Living in Denmark
This is one of those "Big Ideas" that I have come to realize (and I am actually ok with...) You know all those prams/baby buggies you see outside houses and cafes? Yeah, the ones with BABIES sleeping inside them?? Well as I saw one the other day, I stopped to snap a pic with my phone not because it is a novelty anymore (because MAN, it used to shock the heck out of me when I first realized what I was seeing!!), but because it was a reminder of a really big lesson that I have learned these last 800+ days.
There are small (I am not talking about big immigration policy type stuff!) things, like the sleeping baby outdoors thing, that Danes do that I will never understand and that is ok. Being an immigrant does not require me to understand or accept some of their "special/unique/different" (see, I did not say weird!!) way of doing things! I just have to recognize that those things are important to their lives the same way that I have certain things that are important to me. I am sure there are plenty of foreigners living in Texas just shaking their heads when they see how we southern folk do certain things..... It's not our job to change them and in some cases, we really don't have to understand the WHY. We just have to accept them and move on.