My Hobby

The word “Hobby’ has been derived from ‘Hobby Horse,’ which is a stick fitted with a wooden horse and on which small children ride for their amusement. A hobby is a useful work that could be taken up during free time. Hobby means a useful work in which one takes interest and derives pleasure by doing it in his spare time with or without any monetary benefit. This occupation is quite different from regular work There are many hobbies like gardening, stamp-collection, coin-collection. photography, reading etc, that one adopts according to one’s leisure hours and interest.
After a day’s hard labour, not everyone would want to watch a movie or visit clubs for entertainment. A hobby provides an inexperienced source of entertainment and amusement
Gardening is my favourite hobby through which can see nature and enjoy it Nature is a true guide of man. Wordsworth, the great poet, contends that nature never betrayed anyone who loves her. There is a vast space, in my house, for growing vegetables, fruits and flowers. I have grown roses, lilies and sunflowers. The sweet fragrance of the flowers serves as a tonic for my body and mind and thus helps me become stronger physically and mentally. I have planted a few fruit trees also. There is an adequate growth of vegetables in our compound. So, we rarely purchase any vegetable from the market.

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Gardening gives me the exercise required to keep me fit and healthy. It rejuvenates and inspires me whenever I am depressed. My heart rejoices at the sight of my garden in full bloom.
In pursuing a hobby one enjoys the process of learning through doing. Apart from the calming effect it also keeps one develop concentration. While wiping away monotony and melancholy a successful hobby gives the mental satisfaction that few jobs can give so much so, that there are numerous people who have chosen to make their hobby pay rather than get entrenched into a routine job.

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