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Daily Archives: November 2, 2010

Be Aware – Be Very Aware

Today is Melbourne Cup Day in the land Down Under. A day when one single horse race stops an entire nation – at least, that’s how it’s billed. This day is considered to be a semi-public holiday by many Australians and in this, the month of Movember, I’ve been thinking about the many special dates of national and international celebration that have been established throughout the World.

Naturally, we have the big and important ones. Days, weeks and months of religious, humanitarian, political and medical significance that hopefully rouse within us a greater sense of humanity.  Ignoring the argument that some of these days have been over commercialised, it’s heartening to see that movements are endeavouring to make the World a better place.

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