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Happy Australia Day 2015!

By January 26, 2015Lifestyle
Image of thongs with text Happy Australia Day

Australians all let us rejoice

Happy Australia Day 2015! I love Australia and all that it has to offer. It is a beautiful country full of promise and career opportunity. It is where my parents chose to live and raise a family and I am so grateful that they did.

 

Growing up and living in Australia has always been for me about the beach, sunshine, backyard BBQs and AFL. Hanging out with friends and long drives down the coast.

Australia is also a place where I can raise a daughter of my own knowing that the very best in health care and public schooling is available. I can own my own home and car. Take holidays to amazing locations in my own country and have easy access to the rest of the world. Starting an Online Business and running it from home or wherever I choose.

It is easy to take for granted this amazing country that we live in so don’t forget today to take the time to think about, celebrate and enjoy what a wonderful place Australia is to live in.

I’ve added below the Australian National Anthem – Advance Australia Fair. It is very patriotic of me I know but there are a couple of memories that this always brings back for me. One being that we used to sing it a school assembly. The other is a funny little story..

When my daughter was a toddler I would sing her a lullaby each night as I rocked her before putting her to bed. She was quite specific about what she wanted to hear and it would usually be the same lullaby over and over again til she’d had enough of it and I had to come up with a new one.

We’d been through Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep and every other lullaby I knew when one night none of these would do. The only song I could come up with that I knew was, you guessed, Advance Australia Fair. She even had a name for it, Ay Ay Ay. Her Carers were suitably impressed that my gorgeous 2 year old knew the words to the National Anthem and proudly sang along at Day Care!

So this one’s for you Jasmin Jane xx

Advance Australia Fair

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Author Toni

Toni Everard has a gift for motivating and inspiring change in others. Having overcome many of her own life challenges Toni left her previous career in banking and finance to fulfil her desire to contribute more to the world. Now as a Coach, Therapist, Educator and Speaker Toni works with individuals and groups to create transformational change and empower those who want to create more in life for themselves and those they care about.

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