A little while ago, we escaped to live deep in a forest of Finland for a little while. My aunt and uncle have a wonderful home beside a crystal clear lake, and there, we filled ourselves with happy days and sparkling air, amid a soothing stillness that felt almost dreamlike.
We experienced the ritual of Finnish sauna and can confirm that plunging our heated bodies into fridge-like waters is exhilaration personified.
Our lake like moments felt good.
Good for our bodies. Good for our minds. Good for our soul. Finnish people really enjoy the abundance of nature they have on their doorsteps. We have a lot of respect for that.
Autumn was inching in as we left Finland and though the days were getting cooler, we left refreshed and with the warm glow of time well spent, in good company and in the midst of beautiful nature.