Enjoy the lovely and beautiful flower bud of the day.
Last few days have been very tough and busy fore me, my father fainted and got admitted to hospital and discharged last Saturday. He had been fit and fine and was enjoying life at the fullest. We almost lost him and the emergency staff saved him twice with CPR on time. Thanks to the Almighty and the wonderful emergency staff.
Life gave a lesson in many ways – to enjoy life and value what all you have been blessed with. The many pains and miseries were an eye opener and it was sad to see so many youngsters admitted too. Whenever you feel that you are not content with life or feel dissatisfied with what you have or feel fussy about everything just push a visit to a nearby hospital and realise how fortunate you have been.
Enjoy your life and be blessed. Loads of love and a BIG KISS 🙂
Just awe stuck with the beauty of the flowers in their full bloom.
It takes a lot of hard work to see the flowers bloom – sow the seeds, water the plants and take care of them and most important have patience after putting the hard work to see them bloom.
Success in life is also similar to the blooming of flowers, you need to plant the seed of thoughts, do your hard work and have a lot of patience to enjoy the sweet success.
At times the result might not be appealing, however these add to experiences to aid us in future.
Also remember like the flower fades away and wither, success is also short lived and we should not get carried away by success. People forget your achievements very soon, set new targets and work towards them
Have a wonderful day and hope you enjoyed the flost – floral post.
If you were able to divide your time between two places evenly which place would it be.
People living an urban life will agree with the fact that we are blessed with enough courage and potential to fight the daily traffic, reach our work, empty our creative juices and then again steer clear the traffic and head home.
To rejuvenate and refill the mind, body, soul and spirit we do take breaks. It pays to take some time off from our regular schedule whether it is at office or from home and plan for a change. It also gives us the immense opportunity to discover and explore new venues which this journey provides and it helps us grow further in our personal and professional life.
If I had the power to split places daily I would choose Manali. I have visited this Himalayan hill station thrice and it offered me to go back reloaded. Each of the visit is associated with a part of my life, while people would not like to visit the same place again then in my case I chose with a reason every time:
My first visit was when I just had started earning some penny and it was with my friends.
The second lap was when I got married – my wife saw the albums and insisted to take me there. So it became my second visit.
When my daughter grew up she was fascinated by watching our photographs(seems see inherited from her Mom) in ice covered mountains and the listening the stories which her Mumma had narrated that she succeeded in convincing me. We wanted to relive the moment with her and make her dream come true of making a snow man. So this became the third visit and it happened a few months back.
Passing by the caves made by drilling mountains, salute to the engineers. This shortens the route by connecting the mountains.
The place is calm and quite and the ecology provides relaxation of the mind and soul. The cold weather provides immense warmth for the mind and body. You tend to forget all your worries and pain.
Besides the hill there are loads of pine trees, apple, plum, pear and cherry trees all around. In fact the place where we had out up had a orchard and we would ensure that we had our share daily.
The place is also abode to many temples each having it’s own historic relevance and a story behind it. One such temple is associated with Sage Manu and it is believed that the place got his name from the sage.
Then there are Buddhist temple where you discover your inner-self by chanting:
Om Mani Padme Hum
A powerful mantra which echoes in the halls and transforms you. It means that you transform your impure mind, body and speech into a high and pure body, speech and mind of Buddha.
Never miss out to enjoy the local food and restaurant by taking some tips from the locals and enjoy shopping from the traditional and ethnic markets with loads of steal deals to take away.
The visit to the snow cap Rohtang Pass is the USP. The paradise is uphill 50-60 kms. The snow capped mountain has a wide variety of sports activity besides skiing. The wind blows very strong and is very cold and dry at times, with the pressure dipping it may add to bleeding. The temperatures dips to very low and usually you descned back before after noon.
Some random clicks from the snow capped hill top.
Just a few people there, only you and the hills.
As said good or bad time will pass and it is always hard to say good bye to this place.
Good bye blue sky, good bye to see you back again soon….
So take a break, lets recharge ourself and spend some quality time with the world we love the most our family.
10 years back we printed photographs for all occasions and maintained albums, Now I wonder after 10-15 years how do we ensure we have the digital photographs protected with us?
I have another hobby of creating a video every time I visit a place, this consists of the photographs as well as the videos and I do good editing in it. It takes quite some time to complete it. I made the video for this vacation too, however it was too long so in fact I will share a small sub set of it. Do take some time out and hope you enjoy watching it:
Have a great time ahead…. Keep travelling and posting.
To start with after I saw the daily prompt I read many of the responses, I did not mean to borrow ideas, today I wanted to read how others are thinking and how many people are having similar thoughts.
So most posts at least the ones I had read clearly state that they are not a church goer or a dedicated religious person and all agree to the fact that there is something, a force that drives us all.
So at times when people fall short, at times of distress, when we feel lost, when we are in the middle of nowhere, in emergency life and death situation, fear of losing – do we utter God save me, and join our hands and look towards the sky.
It happens, I am not conservative when it comes to religion, I respect and believe in humanity above all. I had spent 12 years in a catholic school so I was brought up singing Carols. So I enjoy most of the festivals and today y daughter sings the carols for me although she is not in the catholic now. However I love them and its nostalgic and the festive time of the year.
My daughter praying during my surgery.
So this post and most of the post responding to this prompt becomes more directed towards our religious faith rather than sharing our experiences around it.
Love all and stay happy and Keep the Faith in everyone whom you love, be it your near or dear ones or your pet.
“Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.” – Edna Ferber
If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.
Opening lines from Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.
Duke Orsino is so drenched in love that the show opens with the Duke saying this.
This reminds me of an incident in my life when I was in London which I will share. Once I was shopping for my wife to give her a surprise on the occasion of our anniversary. She love fragrances, eye make ups, so I was there at the Debenhams and being assisted by a young and vibrant girl. She was very happy that I was purchasing it for my wife and told me details about various items. I bought a fragrance and some other stuff.
When I was about to go for billing she insisted that I take some more of them, to this I replied to her which I always remember and she applauded to this.
I told this young lady, see child happiness should always come in small installments, otherwise the importance dilutes.
Good and bad are part and parcel of life and they make us feel these emotions only when they are balanced and rotated. The day only feels good as we have a night. Excess sugar or salt spoils the dish.
So in a true sense I wish that we get our daily dose of happiness, sadness, fun, surprises and that wow moment all in manageable proportions.
I would end this by sharing a Bee Gees song which comes to my mind: