Sometime during the height of my crisis, I resolved to take things one day at a time. I haven’t been successful at keeping this resolve all the time but on days that I am, I’m able to see the difference it makes.
Today is one good day.
We have a new president, to start with. You may say all you want about Noynoy’s perceived incompetence but as far as I’m concerned, he’s the only person among the present crop of politicians who can restore our hope for righteous governance. And in my book, that is an accomplishment in itself. Which is why I’m really glad that he won. I’ve always maintained that what our country needs right now is someone who can rally us towards an honest government. Noynoy, without a doubt, is the right- in fact the only- man for the job. Of course it helps that he has a respectable family composed of four sensible, down-to-earth siblings (three if you don’t want to count Kris) who can add to his squeaky clean image. I was watching them during the proclamation and I must say, you can’t help but admire them for being so simple and unassuming. And then there’s Shalani who’s prudent enough not to take advantage of all the limelight thrust upon her on account of her being the first first girlfriend we can all pick on (or admire, depending on how she conducts herself in the coming days.) I mention these affiliations to illustrate how Noynoy is quite the total package if a new brand of politics is what we’re after. This president is what our nation has been waiting for. And today, on his proclamation day, there’s hope yet again for things to finally look up for our country.
On the personal front, today is a good day because I spent the afternoon with a dear friend and ended up feeling good about myself and my life in general. That’s a welcome change considering what I’ve been through lately. This friend is older and more mature and has had the benefit of seeing God’s work in her life. Which is why every time she says that God really has a beautiful plan for each of us, you just have to believe her. After spending five hours with her today discussing my life and my little tragedies, I think I became a believer once more. It’s sad that she’s leaving for good in a few days. Before we parted, she promised me that the next time we have a heart-to-heart talk, I’ll be raving about what God has done and how true it is that He has a beautiful plan for me all along. She told me to mark this day as the day things will start to turn in my favor. And again, because she’s the one talking, you just have to believe it.
And so it was one good day for me. Tomorrow is another day and I don’t know if it will be better or worse. But for now, I shall bask on the joys of this one.