This day has brought Australia a second tragedy. Eight children have been found dead, in Cairns. A woman, assumed to be their mother, is in hospital with stab wounds. Reading between the media lines it is possible she has been the perpetrator of this tragedy.
This day, along with the siege that occurred in Sydney earlier this week, that ended in the death of two victims, has brought the Australian people to a sad place, just days before Christmas.
The world also witnessed the death of students and teachers in the Pakistan school attack. It is hard to pick up the Christmas spirit to celebrate after all these horrific events.
Hug your loved ones.