Lux Thinking Aloud


4:01 PM

woman sitting on a bench watching sunrise

"If you hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up."

I wouldn't say this crisis got me hitting rock bottom. But man, the past days have been tough, tough, tough! 

Not only for me. I know the whole world can relate. Glad to see things are finally starting to look better.


Though it's too early to say as we're only at the beginning of the 2nd quarter of the year, I'm holding on to my faith.

I know it's hard to believe that we're not even halfway through the year. 

2020, 'yer a mess!

But, I believe things are getting better. 

anime reading book by the window with fairy lights hot chocolate drink while raining outside
We Heart It

  • The sweltering heat of summer is finally coming to an end. Rainy season has begun! 
  • Community quarantine has been lifted in most areas.
  • More establishments are starting to operate again.
  • A lot of businesses especially in the vegan niche are seeing a huge increase in their revenue. 💚
  • A case has been filed against officers who violated the quarantine protocols (with how the government is handling things though, I'm not hoping on this so much...but it's a good start!)

On a personal note:

  • My favorite plant-based restaurant is opening soon. 
  • I've found another online class for writing.
  • My face is clearing up. 💆‍♀️
  • I'm able to sleep normally again.
  • I'm still seeing opportunities and getting collaboration requests on my website. THANK YOU all for the support!

I think more people are getting the hang of staying home too. I see people opening up to the idea of working remotely.

As I've said on my 9th day of C oro na Chronicles:

This crisis will not be the end of me. I refuse to be defeated by this invisible enemy.

I'm confident of this, that He who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)

Yes, I made that verse personal. As it should be. 

The Bible is God's love letter to His people.

Here's a song full of hope which I've heard years ago when I was starting on my spiritual journey.

I Have a Hope
Tommy Walker

I have a hope, I have a future
I have a destiny that is yet awaiting me
My life's not over, a new beginning's just begun
I have a hope, I have this hope

God has a plan, it's not to harm me
But it's to prosper me and to hear me when I call
He intercedes for me, working all things for my good
Though trials may come I have this hope

I will yet praise Him, my great Redeemer
I will yet stand up and give Him glory with my life
He takes my darkness and He turns it into light
I will yet praise Him, my Lord my God

My God is for me, He's not against me
So tell me whom then, tell me whom then shall I fear
He has prepared for me
Great works He'll help me to complete
I have a hope, I have this hope

Goodness and mercy, they're gonna follow me
And I'll forever dwell in the house of my great King
No eye has ever seen all He's preparing there for me
Though trials may come, I have this hope

There's still hope for me today
'Cause the God heaven loves me

I think another reason why I feel better today is that it's Friday. 

The thought of another two days of doing what I want to do or not doing anything is at hand. 

Don't you sometimes know it's going to rain just because you have a gut feeling that it will? I have that gift.

I'd tell my husband to bring an umbrella but he wouldn't because he doesn't think it would rain. And he'll end up regretting it.

man in the rain sad face

Maybe it's because I've lived here much longer than him that my body knows what a slight change in temperature means.

What I'm trying to say is that...

I can feel it in my gut that things are finally getting better. 

For the first time since 2020 started, I have a good feeling about what's going to happen next.

I could be wrong. I'm more of a realist now, you know. 

But I'm feeling a shift. A good one.

How about you? Are you feeling better?

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