Oddette PH helped me accept the cycle of life. “As long as there is life, life goes on.” Last leaves gone but as long as the roots are attached to the soil, it will grow baby leaves until it’s time for them to fall off either by another typhoon or people trimming it off, etc.
Balance of life, is when something’s gone, it will be filled in; so keep yourself open for anything; trust that everything will be fine because it’s the cycle of life. A lot of help have been received by the people affected. My Amazing company is such a blessing that we received “Financial Assistance” “Paid Leaves” and of course relief goods.
The absence of electricity taught people to camp at the park. Sound sleep eh and a windy morning welcomes them. Why not? It’s nice. Odette gives opportunities, gifts, blessings; we just have to acknowledge it.
We learned to appreciate the electricity and clean water that we once had. It’s when things got lost that we realized how valuable they are. It teaches us to be thankful and grateful for what we already have, to complain less and to not take things for granted. We learned to save batteries and went back to cooking using woods.
Personally, it reminded me of my province life during childhood. Peaceful, sleeping early, pitching water, listening to radios, etc. Odette was a blessing in disguise. It was a reboot to the Cebuanos and other people living in the Visayas. May it help us become even more thankful.
Three weeks after Odette, the wind slowly smells fresh, leaves growing out from almost dead trees. Electricities slowly being restored. Signal is still inconsistent but soon by the power of courage and hope; the people in charge will do their parts. This teaches us patience. Thanks to Odette it gives 2022 a fresh start.