The American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher Elbert Hubbard is the author of today’s quote. Hubbard says positive anything is better than negative nothing. This is a variation of seeing the glass as half full instead of half empty and seeing the positive side of everything in life. What this means is that a positive outlook is what will keep us going when times get tough. Every setback and battle in life makes us stronger to deal with what life throws at us.
This week was the same as previous weeks and nothing happened that I can write about. Singapore celebrated its 57th National Day this week and India will celebrate its 75th Independence Day next week. For the first time since I started to live in Singapore, I did not watch the parade on television. I did not realise the parade has begun and by the time S switched on the tv, I had lost interest in it, so missed watching it for the first time in more than two decades.
From the beginning till now, Singapore has reported about 1.7 million COVID cases with about 1,500 deaths and about 1.6 million who have recovered. Worldwide, 585 million people have been infected with COVID and about 6.5 million lives have been lost to the virus. On the bright side, 12.3 billion vaccine doses have been administered. In Singapore, the elderly, vulnerable and those above 50 have been invited to take their second booster shot. S has already taken his but will get his mum and aunt to get their booster shot done soon.
That’s all I have for today. Stay safe and get vaccinated if you still haven’t and don’t forget your mask, especially when you are around the public, especially in crowded situations.