My family has roots in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and when I return there, I am struck by the beauty, simplicity, and most of all the fresh air. Lake Superior freshens the cool, crisp air on summer mornings and causes me to feel quite sleepy.
Last winter, I invested in an air-exchanger system for my house. Every three hours, the air is exchanged for fresh, filtered air. My cousin and I turned the system on last night and almost immediately, my house seemed better.
I lay down in bed last night, smiling. The fresh air brought me back to being in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and my eyes closed into a deep, restful sleep.