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Two important lesson from that 6 hours of walk

Back in 2016, when I was a site engineer in GTL Nepal, Dhangadhi, I usually visit newly built site for inspection. Since I was working in telecommunication industry, the interesting part was that I got a chance to travel to different places. That’s when I traveled to all nine district of Far Western Development. The non interesting part was that the telecom sites were built in the top hill side where it took me more than hours of long to reach the site.

I can still remember the day when I was heading to one of the newly built site in Darchula. The first day I could only reach to the base of the hill where the site was built. Since it was already evening when I reached there, I could not see the site properly but the driver dai who was with me showed the AV lamp light of the tower.

It’s far – I whispered.

The Next day, when I saw the site location, I was shocked. It was really too far at the top of the hill. I thought it would take me whole day to reach the site. I finished my breakfast and prepared for my journey.

After every step I took, I used to look up ward towards the site to make me feel good and try to know how much distance more do I had to walk, but unfortunately it seem too far. Even after one hour walk, when I felt that I might have walked too far but when I looked upward, the site location was still too far. That really made me frustrated as my legs was hurting so much. Sometime I even felt like giving up and returning back.

But something amazing thought came in my mind.

Inside my brain, I was thinking like – Hey Niraj, from next time, don’t look upward. Just keep walking and look backward.

I gave a try.

After walking continuously for one hour, I took rest and this time, I didn’t look upward, instead I looked downward and something amazing feeling came in mind. I felt like I walked very far away because the place where started my journey was too far from there. I even thank my leg for supporting me in every step of this journey.

From this journey, I learnt a valuable lesson in my life.

Life is not about looking into the future and getting worried about it. Instead, it’s about looking back, learning from the experiences and being thankful for whatever we have and wherever we are.

After six hours of walk, finally I reached the construction site at the top of the hill. It was one of the victorious moment in my life like climbing a Mount Everest. But one thing shocked me.

When I was on the base location, I thought the site location was the highest point of the hill and I could see all other places from there. But as I reached there, I saw other hills are higher than it.

It was also one of the learning moment of my life because every time we think that we will be happy if we get that position or get job in the big company and as soon as we reach there, we will feel that it is nothing and then we start to expect more than that. Instead of enjoying what we have, we become sad by looking at the things that we dons’t have.

Same was the my situation. Instead of enjoying the moment at the top of the hill, I was looking at other hill and wondering if I could be there.

2018 Reading Books Challenge

Can you suggest me that one book which will drastically change my life and I don’t have to read any other books ?” – One of my friend asked me.

Well, at that moment, I was confused. Didn’t know which book to suggest because there are so many books that has changed the life of so many people.

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I found a Wallet on Sydney Train….

Yesterday, there was someone looking for me in my workplace. I wondered who it was. As soon as I saw, it was him………

Last week, I was returning back to my room on Sydney Train. I was about to sit on the middle of the upper compartment where I usually but today it was different scenario. There was a wallet on it and there was no one on that compartment. 

I was in Dilemma. Couple of thoughts rose on my mind.

Should I take the wallet with me? 

Why should I care?

What about giving it back to the respective person?

What if I will be suspected for the wrong doing?

What about being ethical? 

What if it was your wallet?


Well, those questions were hard to tackle at that moment but I said to myself that I need to return this wallet to the respective person. 

I picked up the wallet, put it in a side and wait for a moment to cool down myself.

After a minute, I just checked the wallet to figure out if there could be any contact address so that I could return it to its owner.

There was couple of bank cards, small notes, some cash, opal card, photo ID but none of them have any contact number. Well, I did found his living address. So, I was thinking about posting the wallet to that address.

In the next station, an old man came and started searching here and there. I watched him for some minutes and I felt like he was searching for that wallet.

Are you looking for your wallet? – I asked him.

‘Oh….. Thank you very much. I was so worried that I thought I almost lost it.”, he replied.

Further, he kept on saying,” I have so many important stuffs over here which would take me long time to recover hadn’t I not found it.”

Thank you for your Honesty. Now, my faith on human being has been raised.”

No worries.” I replied.

Could you please provide me your address so that I could send you some thank you as an appreciation.” – he

Thank you very much for that but I am OK. Just make sure that everything is fine with your wallet.” – I

As he insisted, I just gave him the address of my work place and he went away.


Thank you card from him.

He just gave me a warm hug. It felt like I have done so much for him. He took out a thank you card, wrote my name on it and gave me with deep sense of fulfillment.

And it made my day……….

One of the best day of my life.

Palm Beach

This weekend I got chance to visit Palm Beach which was in my bucket list. More than an hour drive on car, swimming on the beach and fifteen minutes walk to lighthouse made my day. Here are the some glimpse of the day.


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