Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Living in a peaceful society

Today I went to the ANZAC day dawn service at the Australian War Memorial here in Canberra for the second year in a row. It's freezing cold, but that only reminds me if that is the only complaint I have, then I should be thankful. It's easy to take for granted the safety I enjoy every day. I'm particularly thankful for Australian gun laws  because I have never had to worry or feel unsafe while at an Australian school or workplace. (I love this video).

A job that I love + great colleagues

Work has still been crazy - a lot of long days and late nights. But to be honest, (apart from a few hours today when I hit a wall), it hasn't felt too much like work. It's fun, I know it's for a good purpose and I have such great colleagues that the time really does fly. Tuesday night we had dinner at work, and while to some people that might seem fairly sad to have to work that late, I'm glad I have the community I have at work, with people who know the importance of the work we do and are really passionate about it. I'd take that over an easy, boring, short hour-ed, job any day. (It also helps that work isn't always like this.)

My colleague's husband also brought snacks in for us yesterday to spur us on, and he specially looked out for gluten free options to help me out on my wheat-free month mission. Way to make my day (no staring forlornly as everyone else digs in for me!)

Dreams of the future

I keep daydreaming about my trip to Europe & South Korea, which is now only about a month away. It's going to be awesome! I can't wait to catch up with my little bro and spend time with my mum.

Great housemates + a fun party + people's generosity

My housemates and I hosted a 90s themed party over the weekend. It was one of the best parties we have hosted and reminded me how much I love my house and housemates and how lucky I am to have found them.

Halfway through to the party there was an incident where three partygoer's cars had both curb-side tyres slashed (unheard of in our fairly posh suburb). This really sucked, but fortunately it has only brought out the good in people. A bunch of people have pooled together money to help out the people who have had to get their tyres replaced, and everyone was very cooperative with the police and lending a hand where it was needed. It really restores your faith in humanity when bad things happen and are met with generosity.


This week two much loved friends of mine have come to visit for a few days. I love catching up with old friends. I really do appreciate when people take the time, money and effort to come visit and I love showing everyone my life here in Canberra.

The Secret Life of Samara


  1. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love your Thankful Thursday posts :)I love, love, love that video also...admittedly I am too scared to post it on my blog for fear of the backlash that I would get from my American readers :P ha ha

    Sucks about the tyres but it really is reassuring to see that there are still kind people in the world. Definitely a good reminder also on Anzac day :)

    1. I'm so glad you enjoy them Samarz :). I love writing them and I'm so glad you blatantly stole the idea off other bloggers for me to then steal off you :p. And seriously, I would be totally devastated if you discontinued your Thankful Thursday Posts - it's one of the highlights of my week :)


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