Happy Friday and welcome to one of the most popular posts of the week – best and worst. It’s time to reflect on what’s happened during your week – the good, the bad and the in-between.
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Best: This week began as the: “best week ever” with a public holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday. It’s been a big few weeks for the Queen – she’s just celebrated her Diamond Jubilee too. Imagine dedicating sixty years to something? Anything! In an age where speed in a necessity, employment is fleeting, marriages are momentary and attention-spans are brief to say the least, dedicating sixty years to the service of the Commonwealth is a tremendous achievement. So I would like to take this opportunity to say a hearty: “Thank you Your Majesty” (for your years of service….. and the delightful public holiday).
Worst: The “worst” moment of the week was hearing the announcement from UN peacekeeping chief, Herve Ladsous that Syria has now developed into a full-scale civil war. As the death toll continues to rise from 16 months of continued bloodshed, we can only hope that peace will prevail in the region, and ensure that the innocent citizens caught up in this conflict are not forgotten.
On My Mind (OMM): Students – young and old – entering exam season. Study hard, try your best and aim for the stars! Wishing you all calm nerves and clear heads.
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X.
Sarah Kilcoyne is a Brisbane-based speech pathologist and lawyer, who does not stop talking. Ever. She believes in tasting the best of what life has to offer ranging from “running” half-marathons to learning French.
What were your best and worst bits of the week?