Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Australia Day


Today we celebrate being Australian!!  I hope everyone in this beautiful country has a wonderful day today and can share it peacefully with family and friends.  Take the time to remember who we are.  Many have suffered tragic losses [and are still suffering] in the last few weeks, but there has been an outpouring of wonderful kindness and friendship that always seems to surface in times of adversity.  My wish is for all of the people involved in this cruel act of nature to keep in touch with those who came to help, and build long lasting friendships.


I offer congratulations to those who have received awards, but also to those who make a difference in some way to the lives of others around them, no matter how small it may seem.  


For us here it is just another day as there is a mountain of damage to repair, and so the work goes on, ie broken contour banks, fences knocked down/washed away, and so on.  Thankfully, all this can be repaired, others have not been so fortunate.

Whatever your 'poison', a prawn, a sausage, a lamb cutlet, a cold beer, or a glass of Australian wine, do enjoy it and take care.

 

9 comments:

Radka said...

Enjoy this special day, Linda (if you'll find the time!):)

Karyn said...

yes, happy Australia Day. And isn't it great to see with the floods currently, just what it does mean to be an Aussie.
We will be doing little, just relaxing and enjoying the last week before the schhol year, and all the sporting commitments etc begin again.

Jenny said...

And a happy Australia Day to you too. Great to see that Aussie Spirit alive & well. Have a great day & watch the sun fixing those fences.

michelle said...

Happy Australia day !! have fun !!

DIAN said...

Hi Linda, yes what a wonderful thing it is to be an Australian. We are especially concious this year of the troubles and tragedy around many of us.

Anonymous said...

Happy Australia all! It's a wonderful country.

Laurel

Iceni UK said...

Hello Linda, I wish you, your family and Australian friends a very Happy Australia Day.
Isabell

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, I wish you and your family and friends a Happy Australia Day. Know I am thinking of you all. If I lived near you I would come and help you mend those fences even with my bum knee. VBG Hugs Judy

Jensters said...

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY Linda....i just hope things can be better for everyone soon x