2022 Week 28 Update

Today’s quote comes to us from the Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher, Marcus Aurelius Roman emperor. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire lasting from 27 BC to 180 AD. Aurelius tells something so basic, yet so profound. He tells us that our life’s happiness depends on the quality of our thoughts. So when we think happy thoughts, the quality of our life automatically increases because we become positive internally and this shows up in our thoughts, deeds and actions.

The cold I had a couple of weeks back is still lingering and I am unable to rid of the cough that is remaining because of slight chest congestion. And this is making me cough as if I have something very serious, especially at times. Not every day, but enough times to make it concerning. I am going to give it a couple of days more, and then go and see a doctor if it persists.

BB & GG are as usual busy with school and work and their lives are going on as usual. GG wanted to extend her internship and though her manager wanted to, apparently the company has too many interns now so GG gets a nice long holiday before she starts her final semester at school. BB’s school did not have enough internships to go around, so he will be doing a final year project in school itself.

Covid cases have been increasing in Singapore and though it is worrying, I guess we’ve become immune to it now. Life goes on and life is slowly getting back to a new normal. I guess in a few years, this will be our normal and those of us who lived through the past two or three years will refer to life as pre and post covid. Will this be the defining moment of our generation? This remains to be seen as those of us in our thirties and more have seen many such moments and it seems to be seen which will be considered as the moment of our lifetimes.

Continue staying safe and get the boosters if you are eligible to because they work.

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