It’s Australia Day here today ~ made even more Australian as it is on a Monday making it a long weekend for those lucky enough to get public holidays.
There’s ceremonies all over the country, awards, newly minted citizens taking the affirmation and the day is not without its controversy.
But I prefer to linger on the positives. We are the lucky country, not immune to terror that seeks to divide the world, but I feel blessed to live among people where it’s OK to have an opinion, where there is clean water and good hospitals and schools.
And there is choice.
Today, we choose to enjoy the day off before the madness of the school year. To join the Aussie spirit our way with a barbecue and perhaps a couple of beers [it’s the Australian way], enjoy the fresh air and probably watch a little sport.
Fellow Aussies, how are you spending Australia Day?