“Why not seize the pleasure at once? — How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!” ― Jane Austen, Emma
Dirt Man and I tend to plan our adventures, not the actual occurrences but the places we wish to hike or canoe. However, it seems the days we throw caution to the wind and just take off are the times we experience bliss and beauty.
Sometimes we take the long way home.
Other times we take the road less traveled.
Then, there are times we stumble on unexpected treasures.
One morning on a whim we decided instead of returning home from a trip to explore the back roads of the county we grew up in.
Another time our plan to visit a wildlife refuge was detoured due to hunting season.
Take some time and leave agenda behind. See where your path takes you. Soak in the scenery. Use all of your senses to enjoy your day. Most likely you will return to life refreshed.
When is the last time you did something spontaneous? When is the last time you experienced the feeling of serendipity? What did you do? What happened? Did you receive a burst of energy, a shift in attitude, a lift of spirit, a feeling of freedom, or an unexplained peace? Tell me about your experience.