For those of you who dont know, this little happy as a pig blog comes to you from Australia.
I actually live at the bottom of a mountain in North East Victoria. I absolutely love where I live. The nature, beauty, serenity, the people and the stunning countryside have all made this the perfect place for us to raise our family and live for the past 22 years. Sadly at this time we are living with bushfires. We have just made it through a scary weekend and fear that we are in for a firey summer.
Much of our country are battling fires and my heart goes out to everyone affected. Some have lost homes and some even their lives. Many are brave heroes who volunteer and work to protect us and save our communities. Our beautiful countryside is blackened and sadly many animals have not made it or have been badly injured. Out of every tragedy comes moments of gratitude and I would like to list some things that I am grateful for in this trying time:
Community power; selflessness of volunteers; wishes of kind people; donations to charities; friends; family; a smile; a hug; an “R U OK”; a “can I help you?”;people going above and beyond; compassion; empathy; life; neighbors; Aussie humor; our homes; love; nature; country living; animal lovers and so much more.
Please think of everyone involved and send your best thoughts. Please always be kind to one another and please be grateful for what you have.