Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Morning Musings


I've never really been an early riser. I remember Ma-Pa trying all the tricks in the world to wake me up, most of my school days and even early college days. Alarm was set and then put on snooze again and again, water was sprinkled on my face and I would just grunt and turn to the other side, in peak summers Ma would smartly switch off the fan and when 15 min later she would peek in I would be peacefully sleeping with the fans on. :) :) I was a trouble compared to my angelic younger sister. 
Even during exams Pa would tirelessly advice that 'Early bird catches the worm', and sis listened and followed obediently while I would sit up with my books till 2:00 AM and woke up sleepy eyed and made silly silly mistakes in the paper, esp Maths! :( You can guess who got the better scores. ( Well my sis is learning all about late nights and dark circles now that she is in IIM Calcutta...love you baby)
Enough said and enough learnt, today I manage to wake up at a decent time ( though I would still like 15 min more to myself), greet the sun with a smile and do some yoga to get energized and get going for the day. I did a post on this earlier here.
What is most beautiful about early mornings is the freshness that it offers. The promise of a fresh new start, the opportunity to take a leap and move on to achieving more, the challenge to push yourself to newer limits. Don't you think so?
There is one thing that I always do on my vacations. Never miss a sunrise or a sunset. It is the most beautiful and peaceful things in the world. The above pic is from my trip to Kashmir in Oct 2012. Hubby was fast asleep ( he is even worse when it comes to rising early) and I just had to capture the sun silently majestically rising from behind the mountains. What a feeling! 
Speaking of vacations, 15th-20th Aug we will be traveling to Kerela. Reading Mridula's fabulous posts about her recent visit to the place is making me itch so bad to fly off to the God's own land. I hope to capture the fresh early mornings of this serene land along with freshly brewed coffee! Hmmmm...heavenly!!

Note: This post combines the prompts 'Fresh' and 'Early' from the ongoing FMS August photo a day challenge.


15 comments:

  1. Nothing can substitute the joy of seeing the sunrise but most of us deny this pleasure to ourselves. But yes when on a holiday one should never miss out on this.... Adi am getting addicted to your writings dear so keep it up! :)

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  2. i used to be an early riser. these days, i get up at any hour to let the dogs out, then go back to sleep if i can! beautiful misty morning scene.

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    1. Wow it must be so lovely to snuggle up the second time with the lovely mist outside! :)

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  3. Nice Inspiring Post..I am Inspired and now I have to see how I put things into work.. :-)
    Though I wake by 8:30 am I guess it is still not a early rise..

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    1. Dude...8:30 is not early...for starters try 7:45...na jaldi na late...hmmm?

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    2. Hahaha..Alarm to 8 ki lagata hun..lekin snooze button dabate dabate 8:30 ho jate hai.. :-P

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  4. Mornings are the best part of the day! Great read!

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  5. What the brilliant article, written well!

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  6. It's so lovely to read your post from my sick bed...can relate to it so much! I had been the obedient daughter in my case and would always wake up to study early in the morning while sis snoozed. Congrats to your sis on making it to IIM-C! And have a blast during your vacation...ours had to be cancelled coz of my bad health :(

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    1. Oh dear what happened?? I was wondering why I didn't see a post from u the past couple of days... :( Ask ur hubby to make some nice chicken soup fr u n jaldi se theek ho jao.

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