Every cloud has a silver lining.
Every silver lining has a dark cloud.
Today is Blue Monday – the unhappiest day of the year.
Today is Monday – start of another great week.
It was heart-breaking to hear the story of the little girl who was born into tragedy – on the day the Twin Towers came crashing down. And died in tragedy – shot by a “crazed madman” in Arizona. All she left us with was an innocent, youthful smiling face.
And what did her parents do? They rejoiced in being able to donate her vital organs to needy recipients. To date she has saved the lives of two others. And what did her father say? He said he would love to meet the recipients of his daughter’s organs and give them a big hug.
And what about the world’s most famous liver transplantee? Steve Jobs. Mr Apple. I have used his example as a standard-bearer for liver recipients everywhere – and my own impending transplant. So imagine my feelings today when it is announced that he is taking some serious time out of the business to concentrate on his health – obviously some setback encountered there – as the share price fell dramatically with the news. If you are CEO of one of the largest companies in the world you don’t make announcements like that just for the hell of it.
But I shouldn’t feel so bad. The guy had/has cancer. Every situation is different. Nothing to do with me.
Blue Monday? Well, when you work from home, see your family every day, and await a call to receive a new liver every day, you don’t worry about the colour of your Monday. I’ve enjoyed my Monday and tomorrow is my Ruby Tuesday.
Tomorrow, however, I may discuss one of my pet bugbears – that concerning the combo responsible for the classic disco hit, Blue Monday.
Now there… are 3…. steps to… carry a donor card – ooh, wap wap!
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