Be kind.

Work hard. Participate fully in your life.

Take on the hills, don’t just stick to the flats because they are easier.

Stand up for what you believe in.

Use your voice.

Head for the top of the mountain but enjoy the effort of getting there and the route along the way.

Be part of nature. Learn about it, be in awe of it, spend time really in it.

Get into the wilderness. Full your lungs with fresh air and take in the view.

Have fun! Never grow up entirely.

Get dirty. Build a massive rope swing and give yourself a thrill.

Stay fit and healthy. Keep moving. Dig lots of holes.

See the world. Embrace diversity. Empathise with people less fortunate than yourself.

Get to know people from all walks of life.

Get involved in your community. Pitch in.

Create opportunities for everyone to thrive.

Love your work. Do something that makes you proud.

Surround yourself with people who help you grow and succeed.

Get up early and make the most of each day.

Love your children.

Spend as much time with them as you can.

Teach them to look after themselves and to be good people.

Encourage them, cuddle them, make them feel safe and supported always.

Find someone to share your life with who helps you to grow, who supports your passions and who lets you be you.

Bring them cups of tea and pancakes in bed.

Find happiness in making others happy.

Don’t wait. Make things happen.

Part of a speech given by Dave Blair’s wife, Sera, at his memorial service on Sunday.
Hansard – Senate 10/09/2019 Parliament of Australia

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