of DOGS and TRAINS

It is not everyday that one travels with a police dog πŸ˜‚

It was only yesterday that I saw a post on dogs from Anitha, whom I have just met; and a post from Vee, where she had talked of a dog who ate up or ripped up her Nike shoes 😜 I am not a dog lover. Dogs were nowhere in my mind. But here I am traveling in a First Class AC coach with a police dog πŸ•. And he is no ordinary dog; he is returning after participating in a prestigious competition. Lucky me😊

CHAOTIC 24 HOURS

A couple of days back I had attended a family function in North India. Whole of my family was there, including Moni, our woman Friday, who has been with us for 38 years πŸ˜‡ She was to go back to Pune and her train ticket was wait listed and I was sure it will get confirmed. It didn’t 😌 I was booked to go up further north to Chandigarh and there onwards to the hills. Despite best efforts we have not been able to get a confirmed seat for her. And I can’t let her go on a flight by herself. She has never flown and will be lost. So might end up dropping my Hills plan and accompany Moni home. Ashok proposes God disposes πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

And I almost missed my train – Uber delay 😜

During all this uncertainty and knowing not what to do and what will be : I never lost my center of peace (pat on my back!) I was living my post that I shared some days back : you are RESPONSIBLE πŸ’―

Accept what is and then take Responsibility 100 πŸ’― percent. Responsibility- My ability to Respond.

And when it looked like I might miss my train I didn’t miss a single heart beat. He knows more than me. He has the bigger picture. Another of my posts : God…my GPS β€οΈπŸ˜‡

I am so glad and grateful that I was able to Walk my Talk – well most of the time πŸ™πŸ˜Š

I had barely managed to catch my train and you guessed it : was greeted by this sweet and well behaved dog 😊😍

I could have objected or complained about the dog; but I didn’t. Why waste my energy …

But yes, I hope he doesn’t eat up my shoes when I take my nap πŸ’€

The Peak of Peaks πŸ˜‡β€οΈ Nepal 8❀️

Had never ever thought of seeing the Mount Everest from so close β€οΈπŸ™

Took the Budha Air Mountain flight to watch the Himalayas and the highest mountain peak in the world. God was again very kind to me and the day was perfect, though there was a forecast of the rainπŸ™ The flip side was I got the seat under the engine of the ATR plane😝 Suchness of life πŸ˜‡

A few airlines run these one hour mountain flights, to view the Himalayas first hand and from very close. For tourists the dollar price is almost double but is worth it. As I wrote in my last blog too – it is wiser to invest in experiences 😊❀️

It was an amazing and awe inspiring experience. 100s of miles of the Himalayas πŸ™ Could also view Mount Everest from the cockpit πŸ˜‡ Loved the Gauri Shankar peak too β€οΈπŸ™

It is not possible to look at this majestic mountain range and not to think of God❀️ Nature IS God β€οΈπŸ™ But you know I enjoyed the Paragliding more 😊❀️ …..open sky, distant earth and cool and fresh breeze caressing me….pure love πŸ’•

Oh God Beautiful πŸ’• Nepal 7

Mount Everest in the backπŸ˜‡

Top left is Gauri Shankar peak

Oh God Beautiful πŸ’• Nepal 7

Loved my first experience of ParaglidingπŸ’• and it had to be in Pokhara ❀️

On the first day it got postponed twice and was finally canceled 😝 due to bad weather. The next day it got postponed twice again and luckily we didn’t cancel the idea and return to KathmanduπŸ‘ Finally it happened at noon and it was such fun.

The only regrets we have in life are things we didn’t do, experiences we let pass by, opportunities we didn’t take. I am so glad that I don’t have many regrets and that I have always invested in travel, in new experiences, in people..And it has been so much worth it πŸ˜‡

To be up in the sky, cool breeze caressing me and water below – is heaven for me. In Sukhmani Sahib, Guru Nanak says : Water is Heavenly Father, Earth is Divine Mother and Wind is the Guru. So for me this was more than heaven – water and earth and wind all there and a beautiful sky. We could see Himalayas too in the distance – Fish peak.

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