A pleasant day for families

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David Ahern

David is the editor of The Majellan

Tomorrow’s public holiday will provide an opportunity for families to come together. And that can only be a good thing.

While celebrating Australia Day on January 26 is problematic for those who want to recognise the pain and suffering of our Indigenous and to support their ongoing struggles, for others, it’s a day to celebrate and spend precious time with family and friends.

 

Irrespective of where you sit on the Australia Day issue, January is a terrific time of the year for renewing acquaintances and just relaxing. So soon after the summer holidays, Christmas and the start of the New Year, and our working week makes way for another public holiday.

 

In an era where so many families are having to deal with the rising cost of groceries, petrol and utilities, not to mention the almost monthly increases in mortgage rates, leisure time for families has never been so important.

 

And there’s plenty of things to do. With the weather still warm and another month of summer left, the beach is the playground of choice for many Australians.

 

Beach aside, there’s no shortage of indoor and outdoor activities for families, including cycling, walking, picnics and playing games. And if those recreational pursuits don’t take your fancy, you can always catch a movie with your loved ones.

 

Majellan has always been about supporting families with their everyday struggles and helping them to be the best that they can be.

 

Whether you agree about Australia Day being celebrated on January 26, or not. One thing is certain. Living in this country, for the vast majority, is a blessing. For that we should be grateful.

 

Footnote. And don’t forget to participate in our Australia Day poll. We’d love to get your point of view.

 

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