Word-Of-the-Week #726: Portentous

July 5, 2018 by  

Portentous – full of unspecifiable significance; exciting wonder and awe. 

When was the last time you experienced exciting wonder and awe? Could you enjoy something that was full of unspecifiable significance?

I am hoping you had a FUN 4th of July and are taking time to enjoy summer! This week’s word was inspired by our 3 week road trip we took in May.

We drove 3675 miles through Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, & Colorado. And we definitely overdosed on Vitamin N. Do you remember the WOW when I posed this question, “Are you suffering from nature deficit disorder?”

Our increasingly urban lifestyles are denying us the benefits of the great outdoors, says bestselling author Richard Louv. His book “Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life” is all about tempting us back outside. He focuses on 500 ways people can boost their engagement with nature.” 

Well I don’t have to be tempted. I LOVE being in nature! And this trip was all about seeing places that I had never seen before but always wanted to. After spending a week in Northern Arizona and Southeast Utah we headed up to Jackson Hole. On the way we stopped in Jensen, UT to see Dinosaur National Monument. Did you know that all of the dinosaurs that are on display in our museums came from Dinosaur National Park? It covers over 200,000 acres in Utah & Colorado. It was truly “awesome” to be able to see and touch the bones in the quarry.

  • We started our 4 day Grand Teton & Yellowstone Safari with a full rainbow…

…that I saw as an omen of what was to come.

  • Then at the end of our trip in Mesmerizing Monument Valley…

…we got a full moon rising over the desert…

…and felt the Ancestral spirits…

…with the chanting and meditative music.

  • It was beyond beautiful…

…& spectacular to say the least!

This week’s focus is finding exciting wonder and awe. The only side effects of overdosing on Vitamin N are taking your breath away and possible gasping. It’s really FUN…trust me! Where do you want to go? What do you want to see that could create a portentous experience for you?

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