Because of Brownout

Yesterday, something unexpected happened – it rained hard even though it’s summer time. Although I thought of it as a blessing because it is super hot nowadays, this has caused brownout in our area for more than four hours. Because of that, I was able to do things that I don’t usually do anymore.

Since I could not do any computer-related stuff, I decided to stay in our room. Thankfully, because of the rain, it did not feel hot at all. Nate and I were able to read books yesterday. Because of the nature of my job, Nate and I do not have a regular reading time. I work at 9 PM. Which means I sleep around 6 PM and by the time I wake up to work, he’s already beside me fast asleep. We only read when we have the chance. And that’s when we both agree we’d read a book. Yesterday, because of the brownout, we got to read two books together. 
Because of the brownout, I was also able to play Nate’s guitar and sing a few songs with him. I also sang on my own by the time he chose to play. We sang nursery rhymes and Christian songs. Right then, I realized it’s been a while since I last did that. That moment took me back to my childhood days when my mother and I would sing along at night. It was nostalgic I wanted to go back to that time. 
Lastly, because of brownout, we were able to eat dinner together. Again, because of my work schedule, I used to eat first and sleep right away. So we don’t eat together because it would be too early for them to eat around 5:30 PM. 
I did not realize I was doing the same routines every day until brownout happened. I was able to do the things that I don’t usually do. We don’t like a brownout because it is such a hassle. However, it keeps us from doing a routine and gives us the option to either bond with our loved ones or do other things that can help us de-stress. 

I did not realize I was doing the same routines every day until brownout happened. I was able to do the things that I don’t usually do.

The same is true with life’s problems and challenges. There may be times that we think “ugh, this is such a bad day”, or “I am so screwed” but that problem could be a blessing in disguise. We just have to look at it in a different way to be able to see the good out of it. 
We may be in a dark and difficult situation but that doesn’t mean we are hopeless. There is always a way out. We can look at the bright side and still appreciate life in spite of the challenges. 

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Godโ€™s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)

0 Replies to “Because of Brownout”

  1. It is really hard if there is brownout, di mo magawa yung dapat gawin. But it allows you to do other things that sometimes you forget to do. You disconnect with the world and learn to connect with your family. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I like when unexpected things happen. God usually teaches something during those times. We just need to have open eyes for His things. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I like how you reflect on things. There are positive and negative effects of brownout and instead of dwelling on the negative, it would be more prudent to think of the positive effects.

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