good news, an exit poll conducted by Social Weather Stations shows that 49% of Filipinos are optimistic that their quality of life will be better in the next 12 months after the election while, only 2% expect life to be worse. As for economic outlook, 52% of surveyed Filipinos are optimistic, while 2% are pessimistic.
How should you respond to this optimism? Simple lang, don’t crush dreams of others of having a better quality of life. It's so easy to be cynical during hard economics times and when the Philippines is transitioning to a new government. Often people say nagpapakatotoo lang or claim the state of reality for their pessimism. Instead, lets encourage one other to continue hoping for a better tomorrow. Remember the boy with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes? Rather responding with doubt or claiming magpakatotoo tayo, Jesus responded with joy and commended the young boy’s faith. Tayo din sana, and maybe in the process it will change us too to be optimistic and think more of others than ourselves, after all God is in control.