As we go to print many of our friends from Bowen south to Northern NSW are coming to terms with the devastation of Cyclone Debbie. I am fortunate, yet this is not so for many people. I am fascinated by how the Australian sense of humour prevails in the darkest of circumstances and how people simply join to help those less fortunate than themselves (even though they may have suffered their own serious and debilitating losses).It proves for me the wisdom of those that have been on the planet for eons.
A word from the African Bantu language, Ubuntu, speaks about the fact that humans cannot exist in isolation and about our interconnectedness. The important things in life include what we as individuals are doing to enable the community around us to be able to improve (Legacy- James Kerr).
So when times are tough we tend to jump to the aid of others and willingly give our all. This is why I am so proud to be an Australian.
To be fair though that pride is being fed by the way our Chamber has been functioning doing so many great things in the good times as well.
Individuals collectively and quietly are contributing and sharing so that our community might improve. Thank you one and all. Ron