Sound in a sometimes silent world
I remember a conversation with my friend where we were talking about hosting birthdays. I told her very bluntly that I can’t stand hosting birthdays for myself or being the focus of a celebration. I explained that it’s just not something I find necessary – I feel like I’m already loved by people around me. …
At the age of 15, I had the opportunity to get my first (legal) summer job at a local shop and restaurant as a quad bike driver. I’m eternally thankful for the opportunity, as it laid the foundation for my future work endeavors, and was a challenging but positive environment for the young lad I …
The contrast between a Finnish summer and winter is profound. The sunny season of summer is underlined by light all through the day – the twilight only brushes the outline of the horizon, and up the sun comes again! The winter, on the other hand, is something else. Where in the summer the sun barely …
Optimism is a combination of faith and hope that does not guarantee a trouble-free existence but nonetheless always expects a good outcome. It enables us to be filled with good things, increases our trust, makes us more attractive to others and empowers us for life.
"But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere."