Photo challenge: Free Spirit

This challenge made me ask myself, “What exactly is a ‘free spirit’?

I found a couple of definitions:

“A free spirit is someone or something who lives by their own wishes and is unconstrained by society.”

“People who live their lives as they feel, without worrying about what others think.”

I think that we all have the potential to be free-spirited, and this is realised when we learn to live life to the fullest and to experience all the joy that each day brings. I’m sure you’ll agree that people who are like this, are a real pleasure to be around.

Being out in the countryside, and taking in all the beauty which surrounds us there, is a great way to release the free-spirit within us, and so I chose this photo of my granddaughter, taken whilst she and her family were touring England recently. It just expresses to me the absolute joy and freedom of spirit that she felt when she was away from the confines of the car and able to let off some steam by running through that meadow.

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