Appreciating Power: 365ideas4change Number 74

We had a sub-station fire that wiped out power to a huge area yesterday. The electricity supply to my area has not been restored more than 36 hours later. Like a good little environmental girl I have a solar charger, but, well, I hadn’t charged it. And it was overcast today (sheepish smiley). Cellphone gone, laptop battery drained, iPad on 3%.

I have heard word that power will not be restored for possibly 4 days. I am amused by my utter dependency on electronic gear, even though I am so not a modern techie. My use of social media is pretty much restricted to this blog. I send the occasional Whatsapp to check on my animals, or make arrangements with a friend – but I’m more likely to call them. And yet, here I am, facing a mountain of work, and I can’t do anything. So I’ve gone elsewhere, and my blog is coming to you courtesy of a lovely mountain-side.

If you have power wherever you are today, enjoy it, respect it, use it judiciously, and remember from whence it comes….oh yes, electricity too.

About Julie Courtnage

With training in environmental science and coaching, I facilitate 'naked conversations' about sustainable wellbeing. With the focus on all forms of communication, we explore the active creation of our reality - personal and collective, as individuals, organisations and society - and our relationships with others, and with sustainable wellbeing. This journey of creation is a journey of Love. And fun.
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