Meander is a lovely word. I like the meaning to wander or stroll at random. In this day of multitasking, list checking, connectivity, there is seldom time to meander unless it is by purpose. Today’s quote by Anne Lamotte gives courage to seeking out time to meander quietly with yourself whether it is reading or writing, painting, watching a sunrise or sunset, or listening to your favorite Beethoven piece. It is important to find time to feed your soul, and if we use our time valuably there should be space in each day to do just that; unplug from life and journey inward for time each day. I am grateful when I make time to do this.
In this image we had kept to the trail but our girl had been off leash. The joy in her body to run at will and smell all the messages that plants and rocks had for her was immensely satisfying to watch. Then to jump in the reservoir and retrieve a stick was so refreshing after where she had let herself meander. It is good to get off the beaten path, but on this day the trail held beauty for my husband and me. It was only when we were near the road in this image that my husband had to cinch her to her leash, feel the pull of her energy, and return to the populated world.
"I’ve heard it said that every day you need half an hour of quiet time for yourself, or your Self, unless you’re incredibly busy and stressed, in which case you need an hour. I promise you, it is there. Fight tooth and nail to find time, to make it. It is our true wealth, this moment, this hour, this day.”~ Anne Lamotte