Today, on Australia Day, I am grateful for this country.
I’m mindful of those who lost so much when the first settlers came. And my heart aches for them.
I’m not proud of the settler Australians then but I sure am proud of many, many Australians now.
So it was with mixed feelings that I celebrated Australia Day today but as I looked into the faces of my children, and others, I am enormously grateful for the life we have here. Freedom, joy and opportunities abound. And I am grateful.