There are times when we just have to CREATE something out of one thing in order to fulfill a need. Here lies my people’s ingenuity, by God’s amazing grace happening at its finest. We Filipinos are a resilient lot, perhaps a character never undermined by anyone in the world. We are blessed as well as a CREATIVE people, and I continue to praise God for making us such.
Life’s challenges, however, great or small, allow the juices of genius be extracted to CREATE inspiration.
No spoon to scrape out the delicious coconut meat? A tiny part of the husk was contoured to be used for this purpose.
Metal pails restored and made into watering implements … what a EUREKA moment!
And this bulky contraption just blew my mind! This was used to flatten and make weaving rigid leaves into floor mats more pliable to handle.
There are more of these creative inventions made by my people which we saw as we went around the islands. And I praise God for HIS gift of wisdom and grace!