Stories such as this one make me glad be an Australian. You (well, I) can’t help but get a bit choked up hearing about how Queenslanders and volunteers from around Australia have banned together in this natural disaster to get the ‘sunshine state’ back on it’s feet. It will be a long journey and everyone will be affected (petrol, fruit and vegie prices set to sky-rocket nationally) but we’ll get through this. It’s amazing how strong the human spirit can manifest in the face of tragedy. Strangers turning up at water-damaged houses willing to lend a hand, plumbers and electricians giving their services freely to those in need… it’s a beautiful thing. There’s still much to be done, but there’s much to be thankful for as well. There’s a sense that we’re at the end of the tunnel now and the light is in sight.