Tomorrow is India’s biggest festival – the festival of lights or Deepavali or Diwali. Here’s wishing everyone who celebrates the festival a very Happy Diwali. May the lights brighten your lives and bring you happiness and prosperity.
I have been struggling to remain positive this week. An opportunity I was sure was mine did not come to me and all my old feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt came crowding and I struggled to find something positive each day. I know that the universe has something special planned for me, but when one only keeps getting rejection after rejection, it is hard to maintain an optimistic outlook. And then I came across this quote which resonated with me.
This quote from Jonathan Lockwood Huie, also known as the Philosopher of Happiness, reminds us to keep the faith and remain positive. When we are in pain and are riddled with self-doubt, it is easy to focus on the negatives and lose sight of the hope that is waiting for us just above the horizon. Difficulties may be overwhelming, but we should always remember that the darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
There’s an upsurge of COVID-19 cases in Singapore mainly because of the XBB strain. In the last seven days, there was an average of about 7,600 cases on a seven-day moving average with one death and a 0.99 infection ratio. Over the last 28 days, 160,070 people were infected and 99.8% of them had no or mild symptoms. As of 20 October, under the National Vaccination Programme, 92% of the total population received at least one dose. 95% of the eligible population and 92% of the total population completed the full regimen and 79% of the total population have received booster shots. As of 21 Oct 2022, Singapore has had a total of slightly above two million cases and 1,660 deaths in total.
That’s all for today. Have a wonderful Diwali