102 is all it takes.
That’s this morning, although it was probably closer to about 60-65 when the phone call came through.
The Farmers were on the phone.
Asking me what had I done. How did I do it?
And telling me, that the NAB Solicitors had just been on the phone.
Telling them, that they had been *thinking* about their situation, and had *decided* that evicting them before Christmas was the wrong thing to do. And that they would like to allow them to stay until the 8th JANUARY!!!!
The sound of joy in her voice, is one that I will never forget.
The dancing around the restaurant that I was doing, is one that my work colleagues will never forget.
The feeling in my soul that I, we, had effected real change to real people, is one that will always be there. That change is possible, That people, working together, is a real and viable option.
I was/am almost in a state of disbelief. I mean, this is the one of Australia’s largest banks – one of the “Big 4”, and yet a small group of dedicated people had forced their hand to be more compassionate.
The only people in the world that can make real changes is everybody.
Each one of us, joining hands with out friends/family/internet citizens, can make real change.
I can’t get them their farm back.
But I will forever know, and hold dear, that visual of just one family being happier on Christmas Day.
One at a time. I’ve made a start.