I recently had a rare but heated argument with a friend. It seemed so important at the time. We argued via email which was of course really stupid, and I started it. The whole thing had escalated during the day and by evening was still hanging around.
I was wide awake at 3.30 am and came downstairs. To pass the time I looked at the news online.
This was the first image I saw…a family fleeing Mosul.
I wrote an email immediately to my friend calling for our own truce. They agreed.
We sometimes compare our lives to those worse off to make ourselves feel grateful - and sometimes the timing is just right so we remember how lucky we actually are.