Hello everyone and welcome!
Our word of the week was inspired by a quote that my sister K.C. shared with me.
The word is saunter and it is defined by Merriam Webster as:
to walk about in an idle or leisurely manner : STROLL
and here is the quote that inspired this post
While I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Muir’s premise I would like to amend it slightly by stating that we don’t need to be in the mountains to reap benefits from sauntering. I often saunter around our farm and allow the natural environment to fill my senses. I see various flowers in bloom, seeds sprouting up through the soil, a bird’s nest in a tree or a hawk flying high over head. I might hear the rustling leaves, frogs singing, bees buzzing, or the call of a male pheasant somewhere in the field. I might smell fresh cut grass, lilacs or autumn olives in bloom, or mulch that is being added to the prayer garden. I often smile as I feel the sun on my face, the wind in my hair, or the grass under my bare feet. Perhaps I even enjoy the savory taste of a chive that I’ve pull from the bunch, the sweetness of a ripe strawberry, or the freshness of a mint leaf I’ve plucked off the stem. All these things I would have missed if I’d been in a hurry.
You see sauntering allows us the time to enjoy some of life’s most simple pleasures.
Wishing you a wonderful week. 🙂
Are you a saunterer?