2021 Week 44 Update

In October, I have walked 493749 steps and 319.5 km. This has brought me to the border of the Naypyidaw Union Territory. I still have close to 800 km to reach India’s borders and at this point, it looks to be a hit or a miss. But I will try to hit this goal by the end of the year.

This week was the festival of lights, Diwali and just zipped by. We wait for almost the entire year for this festival and during the run-up to it, homes get cleaned from the top to the bottom and yummy sweets and snacks are prepared. Then a few days later, we come back to earth and move on with the rest of the year until the next Diwali.

The children are, as usual, busy with school and other things, so some days, except for meals, we don’t get to see them at all.

Singapore’s COVID-19 infection rate is still going strong, and at this point, I think, most of us have just given up. We follow all protocols and safe distancing measures, but there does not seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel yet. I know that this too shall pass, but the question is when?

This week’s quote from Marian Wright Edelman tells us that failure is just another way to learn how to do something right. Our mistakes and failures are gifts, gems and guideposts in our learning and growth as people. So, embrace failures, mistakes, screw-ups and shortcomings because they not only make us uniquely who we are but also teach us powerful lessons. So don’t be disappointed with failure, but treat it as part of the lessons that life teaches us.

That’s all from me this week people. To those who celebrate it, hope you had a fabulous Diwali. Stay safe and stay masked.

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