Life is a box of experiences

Sometimes , I  feel like Life is a  game  of experiences ,  just  like  that  game of passing the parcel which  the kids play at their birthday parties. There is a box containing the prompt tickets . Each player needs to pick a prompt ticket and has to act accordingly . Isn’t same  the case with Life ?

God has created daily prompt tickets for all of us .  You never know which prompt are you going to be given today . Every prompt ticket brings a new experience with it. Each experience has its own flavour. Some experiences are positive, some are negative. Some experiences are fun , some are problematic. Some experiences bring  lot of learnings , some bring adventure. Some experiences are such you feel always thankful for and some you regret.

Today I write about the day Life gave me a prompt ticket which read ” Adventure of  River Rafting “. It was my long awaited wish.

It was few years back that we went to Rishikesh and decided to stay at a  tented accomodation near the river Ganges. It was already late evening , so we spent the evening enjoying music  with food and drinks , in the lantern lights and the  sounds of nature, especially the whoosh of the river. The gang of boys playing guitar and singing along added to the ambience.

Next day morning was scheduled for river rafting. As my daughter was small at that time, my sweet hubby got ready to stay back with her and encouraged me  to go for my long awaited  water adventure . I was excited . But at the same time, i was scared to go for rafting without any of my family or friends. Finally  i said a hearty  YES.

rafting adventure

I lost all my personal rafting pics , took it from google

The instructor ordered all of us  to wear life jackets and gave us few instructions.  All settled on the raft , few shots  clicked and within  next five  minutes, it was ” Go……….” . All were excited , smiling broad and holding tight to the raft . For the first few minutes, it went very peaceful , but then suddenly we could  see  the massive waves approaching.  “Aaaaaa….” all of us shouted and cheered while our raft crossed that furious wave , drenching all of us with chilled waters.   WOW, this was the moment our hearts craved for.

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not just stuff to show .

Inbetween at a certain point, where the river seemed lazy , the instructor asked us to experience the total adventure by jumping off the raft into the river. As i was alone ( without any of my family), i couldn’t  dare but many others did and i was envy to see them having the icy fun.

But what was it , the next moment i was chanting ” Jai Mata Di , Jai Mata Di” as i had also suddenly dared to jump and explore the real Ganges adventure , my mind making sure that the  life jacket was well tied.  Had i put my life in jeopardy ? Such were the thoughts , holding one of the rods of the raft , as the water under was not harmonious as it appeared on the surface . In less than five minutes , other raft friends helped me pull up .

Such was the memorable  adventure of river rafting , the adventure which filled my soul . Those feel of waters in the sacred river of Ganges , those wild and calm waves gladdened and refreshed me.

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This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’


Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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14 Responses

  1. Life is indeed box of experiments and experiences.
    I could feel the rush of vigour while reading the post. Very well narrated
    – Anagha from Team MocktailMommies

  2. Wow! You’re a brave woman, Monika. Glad you followed your heart.

  3. Kikibee says:

    I’d been a part of it too just like three months back so I know how it feels to jump in the river when you have no idea to swim. But it was a heavenly feel!

  4. Ishieta says:

    Loved your writing.. The trip just came alive for me ☺

  5. Aesha Shah says:

    Wow Monika you sure are a braveheart. I would never attempt to do this. You are very inspiring.

  6. Namratha says:

    Loved your idea. When I saw the prompt on a different blog I was wondering what else could people come up with. And this was a wonderful take on the prompt. I totally agree that life is a box of experiences. It’s more important to me to have varied and interesting experiences than accumulate wealth and things.

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  7. Life is indeed an experience….. and that experience goes on till the end…. every culture…. every incident….. every occasion….. teaches us something…..

    very nice thoughtful post…..

  8. I love what you said. We are always getting prompt tickets to new experiences. 🙂 Also reminded me of my rafting adventure at Ladhak. It’s a scary and the most exhilarating experience ever. Maybe I should write about it for sure. 🙂 Glad you jumped off the raft, or you would always associate it with regret for not having done it. 🙂

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