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World Sauntering Day


This is a perfect opportunity to put into inspired action what I shared in my last Bliss Blog entry about ‘multibasking’ vs. multi-tasking.

Since there is likely a holiday for every eventuality, today is World Sauntering Day. According to Wikipedia,  “The purpose is to remind us to take it easy, smell the roses, to slow down and enjoy life as opposed to rushing through it. It is also sometimes referred to as International Sauntering Day. The exact year of its origin is unclear, but it is credited to have begun at Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island)  in Michigan during the 1970s. The Grand Hotel has the worlds’ longest porch at 660′ in length. A response by W.T. Rabe to a growing movement toward the recreation of jogging. The idea of the day was to encourage people to slow down and appreciate the world around them.”


It’s such an onomatopoetic word, calling to mind hands behind back, meandering, perhaps scuffling through leaf carpeted forest floors, through cascading down sunbeams or toes in the sand beach wandering. For this recovering Type A overachiever, it beckons with crook-ed fingers to sloooowww my pace way down and appreciate the passing breezes, not having to pass them with my whirlwind.

What if we need not always have a goal, a destination and a way to hafta get anywhere?  Cringing at contemplating that at times, since I am often so driven to accomplish. I pride myself on checking things off my ever growing lists of got-to’s when instead I would benefit from focusing on get-to’s. On this pre-Solstice (this Friday morning) late Spring day, I will saunter into my day with music, gym playout and creative endeavors, breathing in the Bliss of it all~ How will you saunter through your day? Feeling Groovy  Simon and Garfunkle



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