Today I’m reflecting on Australian of the Year Rosie Batty’s conduct since we, the public, learned of her son’s tragic death at the hands of his father. I’m certain it’s nothing new.
Rosie did not wake the morning after Luke’s passing suddenly bestowed with strength, courage and resilience. Her endearing qualities of warmth, compassion and wisdom were not acquired as a result. I have no doubt that this exceptional woman was not born overnight.
People like Rosie are gifts; worthy of recognition every, single, day of the week. But had it not have been for the harrowing circumstances that Rosie’s life has encountered, we would never have come to know of this Australian of the Year.
Tell me, why do bad things happen to good people?
Like other of life’s mysteries, I can only surmise that it was meant to be.
It takes someone special to put very real, personal pain aside and vow to make a difference to others.
Do you think perhaps, that bad things happen to good people so that bad things don’t continue to go unnoticed? So that change can possibly become a vision for the future? So that others living with trouble and fear weighing on their shoulders might begin to have hope again? That their hope may lead to a belief that things will one day be different? A belief they do in fact, have a chance for a better life?
Do you think that this may be why bad things happen to good people?
People like Rosie resist surrounding themselves in a protective bubble to risk vulnerability with exposure. This is what it means to speak up, and do your thing.