Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lessons from Habagat

We were informed that something to the effect of typhoon "Ondoy" is unlikely to happen again for a very long time. Yet, here we are, just barely 3years after, being hammered again by nature's wake up call.

I know that many of us are in the middle of our wedding preps. Some would even have their weddings celebrated today. It may look like a very unfortunate event but in the midst of the devastation of the "Habagat"  (Southwest Monsoon) we are taught some very valuable lessons that we tend to forget during the hustle of wedding planning.


The things we fuzz about are actually just trivial - Soon-to-be-wed couples fall into the trap of getting to hyped-up about trivial things thinking that it's of utmost importance. The perfect program, the perfect dress, the perfect flowers. But perfection, is something that is impossible and we put ourselves into the precarious edge of disappointment if things don't pan out the way we wanted it to.


Storms too shall pass -  No matter how tough planning becomes, no matter how impossible the odds may seem, there's always a silver lining among the clouds. Problems can always be sorted out and options always present itself.










At the end of the day, what matters is that we're with our loved ones - times like this makes us realize that it doesn't matter if the linens don't match, the quartet too expensive, the food too typical and the budget too low. There's just so many things that still need to be done but stripped of all these and what's left is just our desire to pledge our commitment to each other. At the end of the day, we're just happy and content that we are with the one we love.



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