In the chaos of this world we live in we tend to forget that we're surrounded by goodness and that good things happen all the time. For me, personally, today is a good day to recall this fact.
Nine years ago to the day, I landed in Australia for the first time as a visiting tourist. I did lots of driving, saw many things, and after several weeks I came back home to Israel. But it didn't feel right; I came back to the wrong place. Two weeks later I was already working in earnest on my Australian visa application.
And eight years ago to the day I met the person who would be my wife while working at the office.
In general, I'm not the person to associate some mystic qualities to a calendar date. In this case, though, I like to use the date as a reminder for some of the better things that happened to me in my life. At my age, my memory is not as good as it used to be; I take every reminder I can get.