It’s been about 3 years since the day I was meant to board a flight to Prague. Anyone who knows anything about me knows I have a little thing for travelling. On reflection, I see I was a different person back then. I had different dreams, different ambitions, different values, but travelling is one of very few passions that has always remained in my life.
Have you ever had made plans that came crashing down? I guess we all have. My trip to Prague came to an end when the snow decided to fall .We made it to Gatwick. Stranded for a few hours and by a few hours I actually mean double figures. The flight was cancelled and it was time to head back to Basingstoke.
Exhausted. It is safe to say I was pretty upset that we never made it to Prague. Back then I had little understanding or care as to why things worked out the way they did. But hey I was 17, I was allowed to sulk.
So what happened next? The friends I spent my college days with decided to go to a local field and play in the snow. Since my plans to see film studios and such had dissappeared, I figured this could be plan B. Little did I know that this was going to be one of the funnest days of my life.
This video is a little glimpse of what we got up to. It has the capability to make me smile and giggle to myself whenever I watch it.
Somehow everything that happened the past 24 hours was forgotten in an instant, and the next thing I know we were all hurling snowballs at each other and engaging in other mischief that normal people might find extremely immature. That was just how we rolled. It was a kind of innocence and craziness. It is something I will always treasure.
Money could never buy a day like that. We didn’t even spend any that day. Okay maybe £1.20 for some chips to warm us up, but you get my point.
I’m not sure how to explain that day, all I know now is, whenever the snowflakes begin fall, and everyone starts panicking, it is a reminder that sometimes we just need to break free. Break free from our lives, our plans, them diaries, if only for an instant.
Remember what it was like being a child admiring the snowflakes as though they were truly magical. And having no plans, taking the day as it comes.
Magic does exist in the world. We just have to believe in it. See it with our eyes, feel it in our hearts. I see now that not going to Prague happened for a reason. It happened so I could have the amazing day that followed.
When one door closes, it is because destiny wishes for us to open another door, another door which leads us to a better road. It will take us to a better destination. Have hope and remember this when temptation draws to the door which locks us out. There are so many beautiful things in this world. Let go. Break free. Explore. And most importantly; smile.
Peace and Love