This plant amazes me.
It survived the winter storm and the scorching summer.
It’s neither a big tree nor a twiner. It’s what it constitutes and comprises.
It’s all from what’s within.
It’s still a tiny plant- a herb.
Does this not show us how to make the best use of what we have?
Size doesn’t matter.
Nature and time test us all equally; how one emerges and survives is the key.
Ordinary people become extraordinary by showing their true mettle in the face of adversity.
Be persistent, resilient, and shine.
When you cannot go to the pool for a swim, please bring it to your bathroom for a shower.
What a crazy time it has been for Texans!
Lucky we survived it all and be glad that we all learnt more survival skills and exciting tales to reminisce and share. We stuck to our house the entire time. Our house went to as low as -2C, and thanks to Texas Gas service for keeping us alive. Not to underestimate the power of prayers by friends and family that spread the ‘warm’th! In my neighbourgood, at one point only three households had people in them, the rest made it safely () to safe zones! Frozen pool, the possibility of leaking pipes, and having our own shelter above us made us stick here and made it. For about one week with freezing temperatures, we had electricity for about 10 hours until it was restored when the energy company felt we deserve some despite having any ‘critical’ units around us! We are grateful for all your messages, care, and concern that made us feel that we have our backs covered. Have to thank some extraordinary people who shared some boiled water, water cartons, and firewood with us despite being in the same boat. (Sam, Ida, and Aroona ) And, to Michael for his guidance wrt our frozen pool. To my CEO for referring hotels to us, Bala’s company and HR are even willing to get us a truck to put us at safety. God’s grace, we didn’t need it all. We struggled and suffered but in a much better position than those who couldn’t relocate and did not have gas service!
Overall, ‘survival of the fittest and ‘struggle for existence” put to the test and proven!
Here’s our story covered by Decibel, Austin’s Locally Produced Resource for News and Events Presented by Austin PBS, KLRU-TV: