Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Recently I was amazed at the generosity of many Australians, as they helped strangers clean their places in Brisbane after the floods. Strangers giving a helping hand to strangers. Then I saw it with my own eyes as Victoria started to flood too. The amount of people that rang my work to volunteer to help anyone who was affected by the floods. People who probably had a million better things to do on their summer holidays. It was tear-worthy to watch (hey, I am pregnant, my hormones make me cry at Oprah for Pete's sake!)
So on this Wednesday the 26th January, otherwise known as Australia Day, I plan to spend my day listening to an inspirational Australian (Fr Bob McGuire) at my local Australia Day celebration, eat a snag or two, pick up some bargains in the city, and take a trip the most un-Australian place ever (Ikea). All whilst being thankful for the land I call home.