Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hyvaa Itsenäisyyspäivä Kaikkille

Terve kaikkille

I recall in 1992 celebrating Independence Day in Finland in a small town in Finland, visiting an old church with sand floor. It was truly a remarkable experience. I also remember this day because three years prior to this one of my very good friends passed away. So December 6th is always a day to pray, a day to be thankful, a day to reflect.
That's what I have been doing today and remembering good friends and good times :-)

I sent greetings to my family in Finland as they all were watching the celebrations on TV....94 years independent from Russian Empire. Wow. Amazing how young history is for the Finns! But there is a lot of history before that eventful winter day!

So, lets be thankful everyday for the people in our lives, the freedom we live in, and the memories we share.

1 comment:

Matthew Plooster said...

History is young and old all around us, and is continually being written. Such a great way for you to remember the past as your progress in the future.