Resilience overcomes every time
THE resilience of people to overcome adversity never ceases to amaze and the residents of this region have this ability in buckets full.
The Woolooga area was wrecked in the floods of two years ago and has only just reopened the area's refurbished hall and the oldest twin publicans in Australia operate the town's watering hole which last weekend was again flooded, only this time the water was even deeper than on the last occasion.
These people like many others in the Gympie region are philosophical about what nature has handed out and already this week are drying themselves off ready to get going again.
Business owners, farmers and residents have all suffered from this flood, but the overwhelming attitude is let's not dwell on the downside of the flood, there is no time to waste. We have to get on with the job of rebuilding.
The same applies to volunteers from rural fire brigade members to peo-ple walking the street offering to help anyone who needs a hand. This is the true Aussie spirit and the reputation this community has built across the country.
It is indeed great to live in such a region where people are prepared to do that bit extra to help others in times of need.