Today is the shortest day of the year. I celebrated the day, and the light that is about to come with a long winter walk/hike.
I started out in town, and as I discovered that it wasn’t slippery at all today (yesterday was awful,) I decided to venture further away.
I am so grateful to call Dalarna (Sweden) my home. The nature never gets boring. There are so many lakes, many deep forests, rivers, and mountains. We also have four season, something I appreciate more the older I get. The change, the excitement of the change, and the way nature looks and feels different, the way the air change, the wind on my cheek that is warm for several months in the summer, but cold during the winter months, the snow, the green grass, the colourful leaves – the change of the seasons is a beautiful experience.
Today, the shortest day of the year, I feel gratitude.