Lots of people ask us why “Travel with Meraki”?, so I thought I would share the meaning of Meraki.
We often get asked if Meraki is our last name! Unfortunately, I have a much more boring last name than that ( both before and after my marriage name change, ha, ha).
I stumbled across the word Meraki one day and instantly fell in love with the meaning. We all know that words have power, and this one is special.
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What Language Is The Word Meraki From?
Meraki in greek [may-rah-kee]
- Meraki is a Greek word. One of those words that doesn’t really translate into English very well. Although it is hard to define Meraki the closet Meraki meaning in English is:
“ When you leave a piece of yourself, your soul, creativity, and love in what you do. To put a little bit of yourself into something”
This Meraki quote sums up not only how we feel when we travel but is basically how I want to live life!
I am even seriously considering a Meraki tattoo to remind myself daily to put a little bit of myself into everything I do. ( If I am brave enough one day, I will add a picture!).
Meaning Of Meraki To Me
The idea of adding love, and the essence of yourself to everything you do seems to me like a wonderful way to spread love and happiness. I naturally practice Meraki when I spend time with my children, travel, am taking photos or doing other things I love to do.
To me, it is taking the time to devote my complete energy and focus on the activity at hand. Instead of what’s on my to-do list next. I think Meraki and mindfulness, come hand in hand.
I am trying hard to do the same for activities I don’t like so much too, like cooking and other household jobs. By really taking the time to concentrate on what I am doing at the time and trying my very best to do it with love. It is a work in progress but instead of dreading or putting off tasks, I am looking for those small things I can put a little extra effort into.
How do you use Meraki in a sentence?
As it is not an English word, this is a little tricky. You could for example say:
- “This handmade gift was made by me with meraki”
- “I made your birthday cake with meraki”
- “This room looks amazing, I can tell you decorated with meraki”
Are you a logophile?
A logophile is someone that loves words!
If you love the meaning of Meraki and have a bit of a thing for words like me, then I recommend this gorgeous book:
Do you like the meaning of Meraki?
Is there a word you just fell in love with too? I would love to hear about it in the comments.
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