I was going to start off this post with 'Like most people I enjoy waking up in the morning'. It occurred to me, however, that there must be a great many people in the world for whom waking up at any time just brings them into a world so anathema to them that waking is the last thing they want to do. For many who are starving, ravaged by war, persecuted, ill to the point of no return or in terrible pain and doubtless for many other reasons too, waking must be terrible. Mentioning starving suddenly made me realise, too, just how unbelievably self-indulgent was my post on not wanting to eat fruit because I'm a Lazy Eater. People would, and doubtless do, kill to be able to eat what I throw away in a week. So I'm feeling a bit ashamed of myself.
However when I woke this morning - which is where I was originally going with this post - I was greeted by two personal emails (as distinct from the dozens I look forward to relating to Blogland) both of which were bearers of two items of good news both related to sea-going people close to me. Firstly Gaz has become a Chief Engineer. Secondly the daughter of Very Close Friends has been given the management of the on-board retail side of a new cruise liner that is yet to make its way into service. How good is that?
All that and the fact that the promised rain has not yet appeared and the sun has come out again are making this a Very Good Day.