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06/12/08: Journey - what is one? what is yours?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

While reading a blog entry today, I noted that we are all on a journey and it occurred to me to wonder exactly what the definition of journey is! So I looked it up and here is/are the definitions.
n : the act of traveling from one place to another [syn: journeying]
v 1: undertake a journey or trip [syn: travel]
2: travel upon or across; "travel the oceans" [syn: travel]
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Journey \Jour"ney\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Journeyed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Journeying.]
To travel from place to place; to go from home to a distance.

Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.
--Gen. xii. 9.
Journey \Jour"ney\, n.; pl. Journeys. [OE. jornee, journee,
prop., a day's journey, OF. jorn['e]e, jurn['e]e, a day, a
day's work of journey, F. journ['e]e, fr. OF. jorn, jurn, jor
a day, F. jour, fr. L. diurnus. See Journal.]
1. The travel or work of a day. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

We have yet large day, for scarce the sun Hath
finished half his journey. --Milton.

2. Travel or passage from one place to another; hence,
figuratively, a passage through life.

The good man . . . is gone a long journey. --Prov.
vii. 19.

We must all have the same journey's end. --Bp.
Stilling fleet.

Syn: Tour; excursion; trip; expedition; pilgrimage.

Usage: Journey, Tour, Excursion, Pilgrimage. The word
journey suggests the idea of a somewhat prolonged
traveling for a specific object, leading a person to
pass directly from one point to another. In a tour, we
take a roundabout course from place to place, more
commonly for pleasure, though sometimes on business.
An excursion is usually a brief tour or trip for
pleasure, health, etc. In a pilgrimage we travel to a
place hallowed by our religions affections, or by some
train of sacred or tender associations. A journey on
important business; the tour of Europe; an excursion
to the lakes; a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Journey \Jour"ney\, v. t.
To traverse; to travel over or through. [R.] ``I journeyed
many a land.'' --Sir W. Scott.

Source: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
(1.) A day's journey in the East is from 16 to 20 miles (Num.

(2.) A Sabbath-day's journey is 2,000 paces or yards from the
city walls (Acts 1:12). According to Jewish tradition, it was
the distance one might travel without violating the law of Ex.
16:29. (See SABBATH.)
My favorite definition is To travel from place to place; to go from home to a distance" Although I want to add "and back home again."

Because even in my weight loss journey, where I am sure to change, at some point I am going back home I will just be a little different me. Just like when I take a trip to Florida and I meet new people, see new events and my life is changed. But I go back home again, to me, to who I am, to every day life. Spark is a journey and the good part is you never have to leave if you don't want to!

My weight does not define me. Others may think so but boy they are so wrong, aren't they?

Tell me what your journey is............................ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • GLAMS48
    My journey is my family. Not just my immediate family, but the family members I have found in a lifetime. To watch my children grow into adults, to see my grandchildren born and growing in so many ways. As any journey there will be challenges. My biggest challenge was in 1986 when my son died. It is a challenge I still work on. As we grow older death seems to become more a part of our lives. And so I look to the older people for their wisdom and to the children for their spirit and love of life and imagination. To any of you who have not seen "The Bucket List" pick up the dvd. Then start your own bucket list and make as many memories as you can for yourself and for others. After all, memories are the only lasting thing we leave in this world.
    4311 days ago
    So right! My weight is not my journey either...Sparks is part of my journey, my health is part of my journey, my family is part of my journey....The list could go on and on....My journey is a road of choices, and the road splits off in many directions. I can go the wrong direction or the right direction, or turn around and go back...it is a fun journey.
    4312 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/12/2008 3:10:22 PM
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