Reached The Airport Early.
Recently I was traveling with a couple of friends. We were to leave from Darjeeling and catch a flight from Bagdogra. Now the distance between these two towns is 68 KM. which takes about 4 hours. With traffic it can take up to 5 to 5 and half hours. Also our hotel was another 45 minutes away from Darjeeling.
Prior to the day we were supposed to leave, we had all decided to leave our hotel at 8:00 AM in the morning to reach the airport on time. But my friends are not the type of people who are usually on time. Also their flight was going to leave a half hour later than mine which would make them all the more likely to be laidback about it. So in the back of my mind I had a contingency plan that if they were not ready by 8:15 I would take the hotel’s taxi and leave alone.
On the day we had to leave, everyone was ready by 8:00 AM and we had our breakfast and left the hotel by 8:30. We were running late by half an hour. Once we reached Darjeeling town, we were hit by traffic which delayed us more. Then a little while later it started raining. To all those who are not aware, Darjeeling is a hill station in India and it has a lot of steep, narrow roads so it was impossible for a driver to drive very fast.
I decided that instead of panicking, I would pray to God and the Universe that I would not miss my flight and that I would reach the airport on time and make my flight. My flight was at 1:55 PM. I wished to reach the airport by 12:45 PM.
All my friends started checking websites for other flights as they thought that I would not be able to reach the airport on time. But I refused to believe that I would miss my flight and I did not check for any other flights. I just kept affirming to myself that I would catch my flight and that I would reach the airport on time. I kept repeating that in my head and refused to let any other thought come in.
Like The Secret says ‘Thoughts becomes reality”. I reached the airport at 12:35 and by the time I got my luggage and went past the entrance guard it was 12:45 PM.
Thank you God and thank you Universe.