Beatrice Luigi Gomez took to social media to share her realizations after her family survived the onslaught of Typhoon Odette in Cebu.
"In a phone call last night Mama and ate shared to me that they chose to settle for a simple meal, having only fast food takeouts for dinner since there’s still no water supply and electricity back home yet. Mama reminded me of a valuable lesson as we celebrate a unique Christmas this year, that surviving the typhoon with my sister, our dogs Chabie and Choco, including all her beloved colony of stray cats was reason enough to be grateful," Beatrice posted on Instagram.
She added that her family's safety and health are the most important for her.
When adversities arise and you lose all the material things you have, being healthy and being with your family is all that truly matters. The only way to overcome each of life’s challenge is to thank God and to never stop counting your blessings," she remarked.
The Miss Universe Philippines 2021 also shared that she is looking forward to visiting Cebu again.
"I owe it to Him to give back all the grace I’ve received this year. See you in a few days Cebu. Thank you to everyone who shared their blessings to the victims of Typhoon Odette. Merry Christmas!" she said.
Following the onslaught of Typhoon Odette in Cebu, Beatrice has been at the forefront in raising donations and funds for her hometown through various relief initiatives.