Winter is blessing for us.
All the seasons of nature has great connection with our living , lifestyle , food sources and habits. Subcontinent is lucky area to have more then four adult seasons with full swing. Very cold winter , hottest summer , rainy flooded monsoon , fragrant spring and yellow autumn.
I belong to a middle class family and living in small town very near to poor communities. Why I say winter is blessing for us. There are several reasons behind it. Our more then 46% population still living under poverty line as per United Nations standard. These poor slab community always gets more economical pressure in summer.
Electricity & Fuel billing.
We are living in third world country where still basic care facilities are not common. Due to high inflation in every sector , it is becoming a dream to use electricity freely because can't afford the bill. Now in summer the consumption of electricity gone 200% more then the winter. Average bill for a small family touching to 2k PKR monthly. So it is first reason to see winter all the time for us.
Fuel consumption also increased due to hot weather. We know the vapouration process goes higher with temperature. So if a bike travel 100 km in winter by 2ltr petroleum , in summer required 3ltr and reason is heat of summer.
In hot season the duration of day time went up to 16 hours so definitely more food cooked to survive. So dry wood , gasoline and related things also comes in use more.
Food & Commodities.
We are good hospitality mannered people and I think every community respect his guests. So the expansis of food , soft drinks , Ice , beverages and snacks gone high. Serving guests in winter is easy because we can serve tea/ coffee with snacks only but in summer it is not possible.
Due to weather conditions the fresh vegetables produced in very low quantity and the prices gone high. In winter we got more cheaper food stuff then summer.
Clothing & Laundry.
Summer required frequent changing of clothes which needs more laundering and detergents. It will took more budget then winters. Summer also force us to bath at least twice daily which push soap consumption further. Our society didn't support half sleeve , half trousers or less clothing. So we have to wear what society accept.
Another reason to feel winter as blessings is our institutional uniforms which need to be wash , press daily in summer.
Weather Hardness & Our Health.
We beared hard weather conditions in summer when temperature hits half century easily. Then our financial strength is not enough to rest , stay at home in these days. People associated with construction industry knows how hard and difficult work it is for labour.
We have more heart attacks in summer then winters. Then sunburn , dehydration , diarya , heat stroke are common here. People lose their lives during work in this hot weather.
Winter is blessing because we feel easy in work , our health remains good and didn't risk more.
Every season is blessing but for poor or common white color people winter is good where they feels much better then summer. Summer gives more financial pressure , health damage and stress to us.
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In my country we don't get to experience Winter. We only have the rainy season and the dry season. And some part of dry season is called harmattan.