Wonderfully Women

Est. 2011

So Glad That I Live In Australia!

I start work at 5am, and it is only when I go on my coffee break, that I whip out my phone and get a Facebook/News update on what is happening in the big wide world.

On most days I love my little morning catch up, but this morning, all I could see, was a newsfeed full of respectful offerings of condolance for the people of Boston. Another horrible attack on human life in the USA.

I know horrible things happen to people all over the world, but these acts of blatant callousness against fellow man leave me so sad and I worry about the world our children are growing up in.

I love the USA, one of the best holiday’s ever, was my visit to the magical land of Disney, and surrounds. I would love to take my two teens there, so than can experience the fun and hype that is America, but my 17 year old, keeps telling me she does not want to go, it is not safe.

Today, lives and limbs have been lost, a famous race that athletes spend years training for, now has a tarnished reputation through no fault of it’s own. I send my prayers and best wishes to a city that is in pain today.

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As I sit here in my safe and comfortable home, on a beautiful sunny day, when there is barely  breeze to move the trees, I am so grateful to live in a country that does not regularly wake to such tragedy, and I hope it stays that way.

Sharing a post I had no idea I was going to write today for #IBOT at Essentially Jess

8 thoughts on “So Glad That I Live In Australia!

  1. My husband told me about the attack this morning. I am so so glad we live in Australia. Hubby is from Florida and it was a real possibility that we could have moved over to the US instead of settling here in Tas. We will -never- live in America again. My heart goes out to all of those affected by the attack in Boston. #teamIBOT

  2. I hope it stays that way too. I tweeted this morning that I’m thankful to live in a country where our children are safe at school and our runners are safe at marathons. I wondered 2 things, if that was insensitive, and for how long it would be true. Such a terrible act. I hope whoever is responsible is found and given the maximum penalty (which incidentally I hope is no less than life in prison). -Aroha (#teamIBOT)

  3. I was shocked when I saw it in my newsfeed too. I am from NYC and am so grateful that friends a d family were safe. It stirred up such feelings. Such a difficult generation being raised seeing tragedies unfold on tv and the Internet these days : (

  4. I had no idea that I would write a post about this today either but sometimes it’s easier to let our feelings out by writing rather than speaking. It all just makes me sooo sad

  5. I couldn’t agree more with you – we certainly are lucky to live in such a wonderful country !
    Have the best day !
    Me
    #IBOT visitor

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