Sunday, March 20, 2011

Today I'm Grateful...

I am not a religious person, but this morning I sent a little thanks into the ether for all the good things in my life. You see, on this day, 15 years ago, my husband and I arrived in Perth with three bags, a cutlery set (a wedding gift from my mum) and $500. We didn't care that we had nothing; we were lucky to escape the conflict in former Yugoslavia alive. Our new life in Australia hasn't been without setbacks, but my husband calls these 'happy problems'. Like today, we still marvel at our good luck for being given such a gift - to live in this wonderful country, amongst such wonderful and generous people.  We have everything we'd ever dreamt of and more - a lovely home, great friends, a beautiful daughter and moreover, a chance to live our lives to the fullest.

All the best

Maja xxx


  1. What a beautiful post Maja! It is a great reminder to us all that we are truely blessed to live in this 'lucky' country. Congratulations on your 15 years in Oz. xx

  2. Happy Australianniversary! (I made that word up just for you!) I am always in awe at the bravery it takes to do such a life changing move like you did! We are so lucky here, despite those little 'happy problems' we all have, life is good! So heres 'cheers!' to you my dear, have a great day!!! X



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