Thursday, January 26, 2012


Today it is Australia day. We don't necessarily do much in celebration. The greatest lengths we go to might involve a BBQ or get together with family or friends.

But I was thinking, what do I love about being Australian?

My Answer.... Freedom.

I love that as an Australian I can be free to be a Mummy, or an office worker, or a fireman if I so choose. I love that it is possible for me to have a good education, and that as an Australian I can access good healthcare services without having to pay any money for insurance. I love that I am free to walk down the street without fear of gunfire or violence, and I can wear whatever I want to wear. Most of all, I love that I am able to worship the God that I choose, without fear, and that in Him I have the ultimate freedom.

It doesn't matter whether it's celebrated with flags flying high, or with quiet cuddles with your baby. You can celebrate with a BBQ on the beach or a piece of your sisters leftover lasagne. But it's worth remembering that we are free.

I am Thankful for that freedom, and am linking up with Kate for Thankful Thursdays.


  1. Yep, I am thankful for these things too. Except my sister's lasagna - she is a TERRIBLE cook!

    Enjoy your day.

    I can't believe you have kept up the blog with a new baby! Inspiring!

    1. It helps when that new baby is being very very good! He has made life much easier than it could have been :)

  2. Yes to all of this Robyn! We are truly blessed.

  3. Yes we do live in a truly awesome country. Freedom is a wonderful thing,

    Oh and I giggled at the idea of you being a fireman. Not that you couldn't do it, but just wondering if you would come home from work and blog about how you saved people that day :)

  4. I don't think I could pull off fireman either Jess... Just not me at all I think!


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