In today’s busy world people often tend to forget the beautiful things around us and appreciate it. They fall in the deadly trap of stress and start thinking that they are all alone and there is nothing beautiful about any of God’s creation.
In this busy world, I got the chance of travelling every weekend between Mumbai-Pune. Initially like all others I was skeptical about it. On weekdays I would have to live away from my family in Pune and then every weekend I would have to travel back to Mumbai to be with them which would be tiring. The feeling of being alone away from family and missing out on beautiful things with them gripped me and raised doubts. But these doubts were quickly laid to rest from the day I started travelling between Mumbai-Pune.
I prefer train travel between the two cities as it is fast and comfortable.
This train journey every week to and fro gave me so many insights that I would have never got had I not been travelling regularly and would have been trapped in the daily routine life.
I started seeing the world and people around me from the eyes of a frequent traveler and could feel that I am no longer alone or away from my family. I could see so many people who also travel regularly like me every week and have become my family away from my actual family. The railway guy who sells water bottles and tea coffee, the fellow regular passengers, or the uncle who sells jelly chocolate and chikki but first gives away chocolates to passengers for free are now my family every week during my travel and who chat with me on topics which are diverse. This travel is not only giving me this extended family but also giving me knowledge about new topics and filling my appetite for it.
This journey is also giving me so many good beautiful sights about God’s beautiful creation, Mother Nature. The waterfalls near Lonavala, the green hills near Thane and Karjat are some of the breath-taking sights in the way of this journey.
This regular travel has taught me an important lesson that we all get so busy with our daily work and responsibilities that we fail to enjoy the surroundings around us. We also become money minded and insecure by getting trapped in the vicious circle of money and start feeling alone in this self-minded world. In this case such travel helps us broaden our minds and enjoy ourselves.