Morning walk is not necessary for farmers and laborers. They work all day in fields or factories. They have to work hard with their hands and feet. So, they do not need any other physical exercise. But some of us have to work in office. Officers have to sit for six to eight hours a day and do desk-work. Students, too, have to sit for five to six hours every day in their classes. They have to do mental work. Such people need to value the importance of morning walk in their lives.
There are several kinds of physical exercise. You have hundreds of games and sports. But they are not meant for all. Students can play football or volleyball. They can run or swim. But what about persons working in offices? What about teachers, doctors and lawyers? And, what about old men and women? Their only exercise is the walking during the morning time. In fact, walking is the only exercise that suits everybody’s needs and tastes.
This means that you have to rise early to go for a morning walk. You can get fresh air only in the early morning. Birds are healthy because they rise early get fresh air. Nature, too, is at her best in the morning. You can see beautiful sunrise and hear the sweet music of birds. There is feast of music and colors everywhere. Today you fly like birds. Why should you not also rise early like birds and enjoy this great feast? This feast of beauty will give you health, too.
But some people like to walk just for pleasure. They go on long walking-tours. They wander about all day and even at night. They lose their way in unknown places and keep wandering all the time. They lie on soft grass and drink in the beauty of Nature. They live in the company of birds and animals and learn great lessons from them. Such walkers are poets. They love walking madly. But sometimes these mad men give us very fine things called poetry. How wonderful these mad walkers are!
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It was the last week of December. The weather was extremely cold. One morning, I got up at four as usual and went out for a stroll. As I stepped out of the house, I began to shiver with cold. An extremely cold wind was blowing.
It was piercing. My hands and feet were benumbed with cold. My nose began to run and ears were as cold as ice. I was chilled to the marrow. My legs became stiff and cold. Not a bird chirped. The birds lay huddled together in their nests.
I ran for about a mile to make myself warm but all to no purpose. My feet were almost frozen. It was foggy and misty. Nothing was visible. The grass was covered with frost. Frost had killed all the flowers and vegetation. The trees stood naked. The temperature touched the freezing point.
I hastened home, took a cup of hot, steaming tea and covered myself with a quilt but I was still shivering with cold. My hands were almost paralyzed. I tried to shave but my fingers did not work. I sat near the fire. I warmed my hands for about half an hour. It was then that I was able to shave myself.
Office-goers had a very hard time. They could not cycle. The steel handles of their cycles were colder than ice. An icy cold wind blew into their faces. They had put on woollen suits, pull-overs, over-coats, socks and gloves, yet they felt cold and uncomfortable.
The poor were the most hard hit. They were without woollen clothes. They had to work in the chilling cold. They shivered in the cold. Their teeth chattered. Their hands and feet were swoollen with cold.
Their miserable condition excited pity. Even the children who are full of the wine of life did not stir out. They covered themselves with quilts to keep themselves warm.
All of a sudden, the sky was overcast with clouds. Clouds began to thunder and lightning began to flash. It began to rain and hail. The ground was soon white with hail-stones.
The weather became intensely cold. All out-door activities were suspended. I sat by the fireplace and waited for the rain to cease. As soon as the rain stopped, I made for the school on my cycle. The biting cold wind made it difficult for me to keep good grip on the handle bar and maintain balance.