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What does it really mean to be inspired, or experience wellbeing, to be sad, melancholy and find hope in amongst the fray? Perhaps it means to be prompted into action when we read about our fellow humans and their moments of bravery, miracles and leaps of faith. The mundane can be profound when you scratch the surface. Welcome Ponderer, prepared to be inspired. Is it travel, or the pursuit of peace? 

Click For Wellbeing

noun: wellbeing
  1. the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.
    “an improvement in the patient’s well-being”
Old English wel(l), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wel and German wohl ; probably also to the verb will1. Vowel lengthening in Middle English gave rise to the current Scots form weel.
Old English bēon, an irregular and defective verb, whose full conjugation derives from several originally distinct verbs. The forms am and is are from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sum and est . The forms was and were are from an Indo-European root meaning ‘remain’. The forms be and been are from an Indo-European root shared by Latin fui ‘I was’, fio ‘I become’, and Greek phuein ‘bring forth, cause to grow’.

Click to Be Inspired

verb: inspire; 3rd person present: inspires; past tense: inspired; past participle: inspired; gerund or present participle: inspiring 
  • create (a feeling, especially a positive one) in a person.
      • “their past record does not inspire confidence”
      • animate someone with (a feeling).
        “he inspired his students with a vision of freedom”
      • give rise to.
        “the film was successful enough to inspire a sequel”

Middle English enspire, from Old French inspirer, from Latin inspirare ‘breathe or blow into’ from in- ‘into’ + spirare ‘breathe’. The word was originally used of a divine or supernatural being, in the sense ‘impart a truth or idea to someone’.

Click For Travellers and Wanderers

noun: traveller; plural noun: travellers; noun: traveler; plural noun: travelers

a person who is travelling or who often travels.

“thousands of air travellers were left stranded”

withstand a journey without illness or impairment.
“he usually  travels well, but he did get a bit upset on a very rough crossing”

be successful away from the place of origin.
(of an object or radiation) move, typically in a constant or predictable way.

  1. Middle English: a variant of travail, and originally in the same sense.
    go or be moved from place to place.
    “a travelling exhibition”
    Old English wandrian, of West Germanic origin; related to wend and wind2.

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