Zeal for all things new! #AtoZChallenge

Zeal – means to have great energy for a cause. This word reminds me of the enthusiasm of a child. Kids are always open to try new things. They don’t fear things or think too much. That’s the zeal I want in my life too!

The #AtoZChallenge month has been so energetic & I wish to continue blogging with the same spirit. And, I want to have the zeal for all my travel plans. I hope all my plans are successful & add new experience.

Till then, Happy Blogging! And thanks for being part of my world 🙂

Yesterday is gone! #AtoZChallenge

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”   – Albert Einstein

Yesterday I was a day younger but today I am wiser. I was working to achieve my goal, but today I have succeeded. I had more friends yesterday, but today I have true friends. The past holds a special place in our hearts, a bond which is unshaken.

There may be a broken heart or broken dream in the past, it has no place in your present. Not all things in past are worth holding on. Let go off the past and look forward to the future. No use crying over it, let bygones be bygones.

I know it sounds easy & is tough to follow, but you have to try. Moving on will bring you more opportunities to experience joy & make memories.  Cheers to future! 🙂

Xpecting too much? #AtoZChallenge

Expectations – a strong word & emotion. Expecting from others is a part of life. Whenever someone enters our life, we set few expectations from them. If those are not fulfilled, we go through a chain of painful thoughts.

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It’s only human tendency to have expectations from others. But, what to do if people don’t meet your expectations? Do you break away from all such people or give them a chance? Do you try to understand their point of view or ignore their pleas?

Expecting too much puts restrains on the relationship. Remember all your friends who were close to you, but today you have no contact. Each of you were expecting the other to make the first call. But, it never happened. And after years when you meet, there is only awkward silence. Do we need so much formality in our lives?

I am not suggesting you to be the giver all the time. Ofcourse, a relation where only you give 100% but get nothing in return is futile. But just for a moment think, may be you are expecting too much from a wrong person. Not everyone is the same. I have met people who are aloof & do not expect anything from others. Well, this behavior also is harmful and they end up alone.

Let’s try to balance the act of expecting & learn when to stop expecting too much. Maybe the time is not right or the person is not right!

Have you ever been disheartened by expecting too much? How did you overcome your loss? Do share your views with us!

Wonderstruck at Gulmarg, Kashmir. #AtoZChallenge

On the last day of my trip to Kashmir, I went to Gulmarg to enjoy famous Gulmarg Gondola & was wonder struck by the sheer beauty of the meadows on the way.

Day 5 Gulmarg

Gulmarg Gondola has two-step ropeway ferries.  There is a huge line for entry onto the ropeway ferries & advisable to reach here early in the day. Gulmarg is also famous for the Skiing in winters.

The drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg passed through meadows with pine trees on the roadsides. You can enjoy horse rides too or stroll in the Golf course, which is the highest golf course in the world.

The view from cable cars is astounding & you can see small huts on the mountains. Once, you reach the highest point there are only snow-capped mountains visible as far as you can see.

After returning from Gulmarg we went to the Dal Lake for a last Shikara ride & to enjoy Kahwah.

Day 6 Vacation ends

After a relaxing week filled with adventures, it was time to return. To be honest, we might had returned but our thoughts were still enjoying the mountains! 🙂

You can also visit my previous blog post about Kashmir travel here.

How do you feel when your vacation ends? Do share your thoughts! 🙂