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.