A land of plenty
WITH the pressures on modern living and the time constraints on families, it is not unusual to hear parents venting with utterances such as “Oh, how I do hate having to do grocery shopping!”
But when one looks at the devastation caused to farmers by floods and other disasters, it is amazing to see the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables being displayed on the shelves at supermarkets and greengrocers.
Not to mention the fresh bread, milk, the variety of meats, chicken, fish and so many other delicious and wonderful products. We are indeed very privileged to be so spoilt for choice, in spite of the hardships which the farmers are facing from season to season.
And even when scarcity demands that we pay a little more for a particular product in order to keep our farmers from going bankrupt, I am personally quite happy to do so, even though I do have to watch my pennies like so many other pensioners.
You need only to see the masses of people in other parts of the world trying to eke out a living on putrid dump heaps, or others devastated by ongoing wars, to realise how proud and grateful we should be to be living in such a land of plenty which is our country, Australia!
Rosa Larsen, Riverton.