Generally I am lucky to barely even glance at the word of the day as I peruse my feeds, gadgets and daily morning intake of information. Today however, I was struck by the sheer audacity of the word. Saunter.
Saunter (verb) Walk leisurely and with no apparent aim.
Usage: The teacher watched his students saunter back into the school building after lunch, apparently in no hurry to get to class on time.
Yeah right… When was the last time you saw anyone saunter? Do we dare? Do we even know what that means anymore? This life, this world we live in, this culture of busyness we are immersed in does not allow for sauntering anywhere. Not at home, not in public, certainly not in the workplace.
Our children have never learned to stroll, as adults we never slow our pace, even the elderly retired folks I know seem to be in a hurry on their evening strolls. What has happened to us?
Perhaps we can’t return our lives to the slower, less stress-laden pace of yesteryear, but could we at least try it once in awhile?
This week, saunter somewhere, anywhere, just to show you can.
I dare you!