Happy September!

“A simple hello can lead to a million things” – Unknown.

To me, September is always the start of a new year and new beginnings. On Tuesday, many will start a new school year. Others may start a new job or may commit to starting anew. For many a new beginning is simple. For others it is very challenging. The power of hello and taking an interest in someone may bring kindness and hope when they need it most and that is always in style.

Happy September!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hyvää Ystävänpäivä!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hyvää Ystävänpäivä!

In Finland: Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä which means Friend’s Day. The day has no romantic meaning. Instead it is a day that people send cards and gifts to their friends in celebration of their friendships. I love Finland’s idea of celebrating friends who bring so much joy, sunshine, laughter and love to our lives.

Hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s Day with those you love. Please always remember there are many experiencing a tough time whether they have lost a loved one, a job, someone they love has been diagnosed with cancer or another illness, or they are simply heartbroken and just feeling alone. Be kind and spread love and light today, tomorrow and always.

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