Monday, January 26, 2015

young and free

australians all let us rejoice - for we are young and free

how blessed i am to live in what i truly believe to be the best country on earth. i could have been born anywhere on earth, but for some wonderful reason the lord blessed me with australia. 

it is a land of plenty, where we live in completely laid back harmony, in this amazing climate, with beautiful beaches, such unique landmarks and wonderful opportunities. how lucky i feel, especially on this day when we celebrate the arrival of the first fleet and the settlement of those who arrived from england, more than 200 years ago. our country is truly still young and will continue to grow in years to come - but i love it. i love everything it has to offer.

for a laugh check out this parody of outkast's hey ya - dedicated to "straya"

and some fun facts: 
-the kangaroo and the emu feature on our coat of arms as the both cannot walk backwards, representing our country that is always moving forwards
-of the top most venomous snakes in the world, 1-11 are found in australia, and 20 of the top 25 (we often joke that everything here wants to kill you.)

happy australia day to you all!

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