There are some days when you just feel lucky.
Nope, haven’t won lotto. Haven’t bought a house. Haven’t found a caseload of cash hidden in a suitcase and buried in the back yard. Didn’t win a competition or get an award.
Nothing special has happened at all.
It’s what’s been happening elsewhere.
Around my city there’s been terrible bushfires. At least 180 people have lost their lives and over 2000 homes were destroyed. Several whole small towns were completely destroyed.
And here we are, safe in our little home. We have our health, we have each other, we have a roof over our heads. We are lucky.
If you’re in any position to do so, this is the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal for victims.
Australians, especially those who live in the bush, are very resilient and I have no doubt that they will regroup, rebuild and move forward in their lives. But with so much loss and devastation, there are tough, tough times ahead for many families and whole communities.
On a lighter note, and in case you’ve not yet seen it, here’s the plucky little koala who shows the Australian will to survive: