#Skywatch Friday #8

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It was a busy start to the day when I set off to drop my son to school this morning, as he has been unwell for the past two days with sore throat and fever. I had a million things rushing inside my head, as we stopped at the traffic lights. The road was choc-a-bloc with traffic and there was no way that we could navigate past the cars to reach school which was only about 10-15 minutes away. We were certainly going to be late I thought.

Call it a test of patience or what you will, but there was little else to do but to sit quietly and wait. It was frustrating, to say the least…My to-do list for the day, was dangling (metaphorically speaking) before my eyes as I was trying to work out a rescheduling of the tasks for the rest of the morning. I wondered why they call it the ‘rush-hour’, when nothing moves?!

The next minute, I looked out of the window, I noticed the azure blue sky and the tree-lined road ahead, especially one with cherry blossoms that looked very beautiful. For a minute, I had forgotten the traffic and the fact that we were already late for school. I paused my mind for a few minutes to soak in the peace and quiet as all around me chaos reigned supreme. Nature surely has a way of making us calm and patient in a way few things can. I told myself it wasn’t worth stressing about. Fortunately, Arjyo kept his cool too and did not get flustered at all, knowing how he hated being late for the assembly!

I took out my iPhone to grab a quick shot of the beautiful blossoms and the trees, which I’m sharing here with you. It was a while before the cars literally inched their way forward, and we made way to our destination, 40 minutes behind schedule, but glad the ordeal was behind us! What a morning!!

The way back seemed much shorter thanks to those relaxed, warbling, crooning numbers, courtesy Dean Martin! Needless to say, it was pure bliss! I reached home late but relaxed, enough to catch my breath before getting on with the rest of the day.

As I sign off, I wish each of you a relaxed andeasy weekend, no matter how busy you are going to be. Don’t sweat it out on irrelevant things…life is way bigger than that! Happy weekend! See you next week 🙂

(This post is linked to Skywatch Friday, where you get to see some of the most beautiful skies from all across the world)

 

 

 

14 Comments
  • virgovignettes

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    Esha .. You gifted Hope to people where there was none .We set out with dreams of a relaxed weekend but traffic snarls , road rage and time constraints take so much of ones energy that we fail to notice Natures tiny blessings .
    I know …I will slow down to watch a Cassia in bloom, smells the lillies at a road side florist , respect the vendor who is pushing a cartful of veggies and more . What is life .. if full of care … Remember ?
    Thank you for chasing away the blues !I am falling in love with the world all over again ! Dil maange more !

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Thank you so much Aru’di…for those warm, encouraging words of a dear friend! It means so much to have your appreciation, as you rightly say…there is a world of wonders all around us even in our worst moments. We need to have the eye to appreciate all that we have and feel blessed! How was your weekend? Mine was rushed, and so is the week turning out to be…but am glad to say I’m happy with the way things are turning out, touchwood. Life can be tough but somedays even stopping by to admire the beauty around can make life worth living! Wishing you a lovely week ahead…love n hugs

  • Lata Sunil

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    Stopping to smell the roses.. very much needed. Happy weekend.

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Thank you so much, Lata! Somedays, all it takes is to smell those roses to remember our every day blessings! hope your weekend was a great one 🙂

  • Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)

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    Looking at nature is always a good way to distract you. We are still about three months away from cherry blossoms where I live, so thank you for the preview.

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Nature has a way of soothing our minds and hearts, so it turns out to be a great way to distract esp in a traffic snarl! Lovely blosssoms all around where I live…so grateful for the beautiful sight each morning! 🙂

  • BellyBytes

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    Thanks for sharing this post. I had my photo al ready to go but just no time to post it! I hope the weekend is less rushed

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Never mind, Sunita…happens so often to me too so I know the feeling! Hope you had a relaxed weekend as you were hoping for! Mine was rushed…and the week seems to be the same too 🙂

      • BellyBytes

        Well the weekend was slightly better but am getting used to the pace

  • Maliny Mohan

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    I have been away from reading my favourite blogs for long. An insiring post to come back to Esha. Loved the beauty of the picture. I have missed being here. As usual your write up simply compliments the vibes of the photograph here too 🙂

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Thank you so much., Maliny! So glad to hear those encouraging words especially at a time when I am so short of time and struggling put up a post. Happy to see you at Soul Talk 🙂

  • Parul Thakur

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    Gorgeous shot! I agree that sometimes in the most mundane things, we find beauty.

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Thank you so much Parul 🙂 Totally depends on how we see things, doesn’t it?

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