Throwback Thursday {Venturous Soul}

This summer I had the amazing opportunity to take a road trip of a lifetime… AND I was fortunate enough to take the trip with my adventurous Mama (and pup). Beginning our journey in beautiful Southern California, we made our way through the scorching deserts of Nevada, the monumental red rocks of Utah, the breathtaking mountains of Colorado, the vast farmland of Kansas, and on to a quaint town of Hannibal, Missouri.

Meraki

(v.) To do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work.

How could you not fall head over heels in love with this word? Often used by the modern Greeks, the meaning carries so much more than meets the eye. An article by the name of Translating the Untranslatable provides the most realistic translations to words from a plethora of languages around the world. The article summarizes the book In Other Words: A Language Lover’s Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World.

This word, in particular, is one I would love to incorporate into my every day life. I have always been one to believe you must have a passion in the work you are doing – not only to be successful, but to be truly happy.

However, the definition goes beyond simply having this passion and uniqueness. In the Greek language, Meraki was often used to describe even the simplest of tasks such as preparing a meal, setting an elegant table, or decorating space within a home.

This word teaches us to do more with soul, more with creativity, and more with love – while adding a touch that’s uniquely YOU.

Words are truly beautiful.