The urge of getting fresh air

Here is my story. I am not sure if anyone is interested but I shall share it. Many have shown curiosity in knowing, how do I manage with the weather. Regular visitors might have noticed that the weather in my adopted country is quite different than my country of origin. Nothing happens in one day. It takes courage and time to change our old habits.

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom. ~Marilyn Ferguson

In the beginning I struggled with episodes of cough and cold, and sinus headaches. Weather was testing me like anything. Staying inside house forever was not possible but like many others I restricted my activities and thought it was good for my heath. I was wrong. In due time I learned an important lesson from my Norwegian friends, weekends are for outdoor activities. One needs a plan to manage both the household chores and the outdoor fun. It sounds difficult but working on it was a kind of fun. Weather played an important role and we started to plan things accordingly.

In the begining it was only on weekends but later we started doing it a couple of times during a week. The key was to learn how to restrict our TV/social media time. And of course our Norwegain circle helped and supported me a lot. They even arranged outdoor activities and introduced us to new options. Once the joy and happiness was found, we never looked back. Taking images for the blog became one essential activity. As Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”.

Thank you all for being part of my journey.

धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय, माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय ~ कबीर दास

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. ~ Paul Dudley White (American physician and cardiologist)

Six word Saturday

Weekend 131

Inspiration…

Inspiration : The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

To begin with –

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.~ Isaac Asimov

Next –

Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you. ~Leigh Steinberg

Learning is an active process & I believe –

Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don’t ~Bill Nye,
(science educator)

What inspiration means to me

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Just a walk…

As I said in my previous post, last Thursday we had our annual ski/tour day in my office. It’s like a team building activity. I opted to join the tour/hiking group. Here are some images which I dedicated to Jo’s Monday walk theme,  its been a while since I participate in it.

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Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
 ~ Rachel Carson (Silent Spring)

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Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity ~ John Muir (Our National Parks)

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Some places were difficult to walk but fortunately I managed it without spikes. Going uphill was easier than going down. As the other road was facing south west there was not much snow and going downhill was OK but hard on knees for the incline was steep.

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And lastly

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps ~ John Lennon

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A view from the top…

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5th of March was our annual tour/ski day in office. The possibilities were to join downhill or cross country ski or a hiking tour. I chose the third option. I will write and share my experience in another post. For now it’s the tree on the top.

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Becca’s Sunday Trees

 

Your limitation – it’s only your imagination!

An incredible story about a lady born on 7th November in 1867. In 1890, she was 23 years old without any formal degree, working as a governess in her father’s friends house in Warsaw to help support her sister who was struggling to get an education in Paris. She fell in love with the elder son of the family who refused her as she had no prospects or money. Heartbroken and weary she wrote to her sister Bronia that she was stupid, would remain stupid and nothing would ever come of her life…
… Thirteen years on she won a Nobel Prize along with her husband Pierre, and won another one for Chemistry eight years later. Marie Curie was one of the greatest and bravest scientists ever. Her research notes are still radioactive and she died of cancer from radiation.
Years later, that elder son who she sought, Kazimerz, became one of Poland’s most famous mathematicians. As an old man he was often seeing sitting quietly beside mother’s statue at the Radium Institute in Warsaw.

(Joy Bhattacharjya)

 

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Inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday