Another important day in our lives, World Sauntering Day! Sauntering is a casual, yet stylish, way to walk. The day was created by W.T. Rabe, a PR specialist, to a hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan. He felt, as many do, that sauntering was the best way to get from point A to point B. To me, walking, running or any means of getting you to point B from point A works. The key is getting there. If sauntering makes you feel better about yourself, go for it! After all, isn’t ones saunter another ones waddle? The idea is not to fall down on the way, then you are crawling and that’s really not something any of us want to see.
How to celebrate – Saunter. Go for a walk. If you got it, flaunt it!
So what is sauntering. It’s not running, it’s not strolling, it’s not jogging… it’s walking, but not exactly. It’s putting your life in stride and letting your walk follow. Some people use big steps, some small, some almost skip, but once you have begun sauntering, you’ll never go back.
It’s walking but with style and whether you are headed somewhere or just out for a stroll, it sets your gait to a beat, a beat inside your head that only you can hear. No two people saunter exactly alike and that’s the way it should be.
You can saunter by yourself, or with a crowd. You can saunter at the mall, school or even in church. It’s all in your frame of mind. It was started by W. T. Rabe on Mackinac Island. He was a Public Relations Director for a hotel back in the 1970’s. He created the day and his style of sauntering as a publicity stunt but it stuck.
You must be conscious of your sauntering until it comes as second nature to you. You need to look just as good walking away as you do approaching. And you never know who may be watching so you can’t let up.
And soon you will be sauntering without even knowing it. And you will be cool, whether you really are or not.
How to celebrate – Begin creating your own sauntering style. Try and figure little things you can do to make your saunter even more unique. Pick out your sauntering song and learn it well so it will never leave you.