What’s that one morning ritual that you must indulge in? One that gives your day a heady kick-start. Mine is definitely my morning walk, in the lap of nature.
As a city dweller, I’m blessed to be living in the luxuriant lap of nature where preening peacocks frolic around us. Their raucous calls a wake-up call for someone two miles away (Good bye cock-a-doodle-doo!) . Where humming birds flint around flower to flower, in their bid to extract precious nectar. Where spiders dexterously spin their web of life. Where mulberry laden trees outstretch their dainty arms, inviting us to relish what is not a forbidden fruit. Where mango trees entice us with their low-hanging, verdant fruit. Where Gulmohars carpet the ground with their enticing oranges and reds. Where laburnums dance to the whistling wind. Where the Moringa, Neem and Curry trees come together to flaunt their manifold benefits.
These morning walks are a blissful time when my walking buddies and I stop by to admire nature, in it’s all-encompassing beauty. We walk, we stop, we smell the jasmines, honey suckles, and roses, we bond over nature, and life’s vagaries. We are reminded of the multitude of blessings bestowed upon us by Mother Nature.
And we return home with beaming hearts and replenished souls, to start a brand new day afresh.
Such are the fascinating tales of our morning walks.
Tell me about that one morning ritual that perks your soul? How do you feel when you miss indulging in it? Pour in your thoughts in the comment box below, please. Danke, Gracias!
Picture Credits: My “Walking Nirvana” buddies Achal, Mujib, Sanjay and yours truly.