Dear Australia. What the HELL is wrong with you?
“Coming up on Today Tonight. The undercover investigation exposing reverse racism - where you are too white to work.”
“The final episode of MasterChef Australia on Sunday night has forced the federal election debate between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott to be rescheduled, with the major parties agreeing to move the debate to an earlier timeslot.”
Come on. Seriously.
- laughing with my housemate about how we both had no hot water and yet he still ate his breakfast in just underpants and sandals
- the train driver making an announcement as we got to the station just to wish everyone a fantastic day
- the lady running along southbank with the cheesy but accurate “I heart 2 run” scrawled on the back of her shirt with coloured markers
- the little boy who found so much joy in simply watching a dumptruck empty its load of dirt
Things to cheer you up are always there, if you know where to look.
Yesterday I went into the CBD with my sis and my cousin to take random photos. Towards the end of the day we were making our way back to the train station along a very busy street in the city, and we’d just crossed a side road when we heard a distressed man asking for assistance behind us. He was at least partially blind (if not entirely; he had a cane that he was using to feel his way) and he had not made it across the road. Before we could turn around to offer some help, he’d managed to stop a couple and one of them had interlinked arms with him. He needed help getting to the same station. We went on our way and decided to take more photos before catching the train. As we waited to cross another road, we realised the man and the couple had caught up. I couldn’t help but smile when I saw them. They were strolling slowly, chatting and laughing with big smiles, looking like they’d been friends for years.
A simple act of kindness can change the course of a day.