“Finland is officially the world’s happiest country. It is also
75 per cent forest. I believe these facts are related.”
(These images were found at pixabay.com, when I did a search on Finland to illustrate this quote.)
Hello,Love the image and the quote. Take care, enjoy your new week!
Hi Eileen, so glad and I wish you the same :)
I could be happy surrounded by a forest.
Thanks Ann, I am always happy and relaxed walking through trees :)
Hmmm, happiest is always in Europe. I find that interesting.
Me too Anni, me too :)
I think a number of the Scandi countries have a very high percentage of "happiness." But then, they have so many services for which they are taxed but also that take the burdens off of daily life. I would support that -- if we had the same, I would be happier too!
Thanks Jeanie :) I would be interested in learning more about Finland.
Good for Finland.
Yes, I would like to go there one day :)
forest does make a difference but I think the reason the are the happiest is they are the most sparsely populated in europe. lack of people makes me happier
Being an introvert and definitely not a crowd person myself, I can see your point Sandra :)
I can appreciate that.
Me too William :)
And every home, even each apartment, has its own sauna ;>) (at least in the city where our grandson and his wife lived when they were there, according to what he told us.) He said also that the children go outside to play at recess every single day even if it is below freezing.. Also people seem to read a lot which I seriously think along with the forest and getting outside would truly contribute to the national happiness. (But as for me I hate to be cold, so I think I'll stay right where I am!)
How wonderful your grandson and his wife were there Sallie :) Learning about other countries is so very interesting.
The forest is important to us who are used to moving in the forest. But there are a lot of people who don't move in the woods.
Good points Anne :)
oooooh those facts are definitely related!! i love the first picture, it's so whimsical!!!
I liked it too Debbie, love a touch of whimsy :) And whenever I am among trees, I find myself very happy.
Isn't that something. I didn't know much of the area was forest. Maybe that's why they're so happy. There's peace and calmness in the forest. : )~Sheri
I love learning these things Sheri, even at this stage of my life. Hope I never stop. Peace and calmness indeed :)
I completely understand this would be true, Denise! Being among nature sure sends my happy meter forward.
Yes indeed Martha Ellen :) I like you saying happy meter, I will have to remember that.
Love that top image of the girl and reindeer.
So glad GGG! :) Thank you!
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