”When there is nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire.”
Life has no meaning if it’s dull and monotonous. And we all dream of having an exciting and colorful life. It’s all a different story how far we go to make it so and how far we succeed. But have we ever given it a thought what is that which adds Zest to our life? Or what were the situations that just passed by and were so very zestful? It could be anything a person, place, thing or a situation which makes our life zestful. So here I am sharing few of my life zestful moments and hope you people will enjoy it.
A trip to Puri :-
As far as I can go down my memory lane I was in standard 7 and it was my summer vacation, One evening Dad finally decided that we have been a boring family (like dad working hard for our bread and butter, mumma too busy guiding and looking after the family and we kids busy for nothing but too much under our studies pressure) and we were in serious need of a family vacation to zest up our mind. We kids were so exited but selecting the destination was a heck of a job. And finally next morning we got the exiting news that we are taking the very next train to Puri as Dad has arranged for tickets in Tatkal. Oh Man I still remember that trip; it was all fun and exotic to witness the Sun, Sand and Sea all at one place. Cold breeze by the sea, the sound of the waves, the beautiful sunset and sunrise, the fantastic sea food, sun bath and a glass of a fantastic pinacolada on the beach. We enjoyed this trip with a great enthusiasm and we were all zest up finally.
My First plane ride:-
Yes it may sound a bit silly but yes the first plane ride was so zestful for me. While I was in the collage I hardly had any time to visit my parents with all projects and assignments I had to tackle. It was Puja holidays (Durga Puja) and mom wanted me to be at home with the family to celebrate it but the problem was that I had only a week off so it was hard to take a round trip within such short interval of time. But to my surprise dad sent a round trip kingfisher’s ticket for me and I was so eager to go home. I still remember that feeling when you feel that someone is closing your ears and you can barely listen anything. It was so zestful to see the clouds beneath you, the light of the city which looked more like a spider’s web and the little ice crystal on the outer window pane of the plane. It was just awesome and zestful.
Don’t be surprised with the name I am not talking about the song ‘Jimmy jimmy jimmy…Aajaa aajaa aaaja’. Interestingly this is my pet dog’s name and believe me she is so happy with the name we have given her. I always wanted a cute pet and luckily my friend’s female dog gave birth to four cute, sweet and adorable puppies. And that was my ticket to get a pet puppy at home. Although I had to beg and pled my mumma to bring her home and also I had to make some promises like I would be the one to feed her and take care of her things (which I didn’t do). And finally her heart melted and I had a pet of my own. And this pup made my life zestful with its innocent behavior and looks. I still have her and we really share a great bond together.
Yes! I missed that train:-
No I am not crazy that I am happy to tell you that I missed a train back to my home and was so happy about it. Well it didn’t start on a happy note when I missed it but yes the situation followed was so zestful. I was expected home for Depawali, and had to board a train at 1300 hr sharp. But guess what? With all the parties and late night gossips with bff’s I don’t remember when I shut my eyes but yes I remember that I opened it at 1130 hr next morning. And within five minutes (that I took to get back into my senses) I realized that I have a train to catch and I am late. Well I missed my train and was so scared and was going to burst in tears at any time. I sat on the platform thinking with a heavy shrunken heart that what was next? And suddenly I saw my so called bhaiya with few of his friends leaving the platform, well I was confused but had no other option but to poke him. And to my surprise he was so happy to have me. But the best part was that his friends’ three guys and two girls were the member of the famous local band at my town. And I never thought that I would get to be in their company by any chance. Well they were travelling home by road and had a seat for me too. I had a zestful moment all the way back home listening them sing, compose and enjoy every bit of that journey. And so did I.
Gifts are wonderful and especially when it’s from your mom or your dad. My parents have always gifted me for my birthdays. And to my surprise I have loved them all. But the gift I got for my 19th birthday was simply splendid. The very morning of my 19th birthday my dad asked me to fetch some samoshas for the breakfast. I thought it was just a trick to send me out so that they can unleash my birthday present with a big shout of “surprise”. I obeyed him and took a hundred rupee note and fled away from the building. I was about to reach the main door and saw that there stood a splendid, elegant and shining a red scooty on the gate. And before I could wonder who was the owner I saw a note saying ‘meri beti ab itni bari ho gai hai ki mujhe market drop ker sake’ I was in all tears. I laughed, I cried I did both and ran back home and gave my father a huge hug and a kiss. It was a very special moment of my life and I couldn’t forget it till date.
I learnt that life could be very zestful if you have people whom you love and care for and in return they love you with the same or more intensity. Materialist products are just an aid to it. Yes I have been and i am very lucky to have my friends and family with me always and forever to make each and every second of my life zestful.