Australia, you’ve always been a humble Country, a beacon of light on a dark day, an example of innovation and invention, of support and friendship when needed, an easygoing and lawful Country. A Country of leadership and to aspire to actually. And many have.
So never put yourself down.
Always hold yourself high.
Smile and say thank you.
Be welcoming but don’t be walked over.
Be understanding that you learn from experience so don’t make the same mistakes. And if you don’t know what to do, follow those who’ve done it well before you. Show some respect.
Start cleaning up your act.
Clean up your own garbage and don’t send it elsewhere.
A sunburnt country, used to the harsh unrelentingly drought, so wish for rain, but also make a start on your own backyard with what you can, put the moisture back in through making change to the way you use and conserve, so that tomorrow the grass really will be greener and it won’t be on the other side, it will be right there individually in your own backyard.
Conserve your natural resources and don’t squander them.
An Island really could go under if the tides get too high, so learn to swim, and do what you can to take the moral high ground, for the sake of every living thing. Learn good navigational skills, just in case.
Whatever you wish for, lead the way, you are unique, you’re too far away to be any Country’s shadow, you’re used to the long haul, so don’t sell yourself out or try to take a shortcut, because there really is no shorter route from anywhere, so you’ll have to get used to the travel.