This morning I was in a well known supermarket in my home town. As I fished my card out of my wallet the lady behind the till saw my MoD 90. She asked if I had been anywhere lately and I replied no, but I am going to Iraq on Saturday (whch is indeed the case). She immediately stood up, took my hand in hers and said "Stay safe, I think about you all out there and I will keep you in my prayers" I thanked her and departed with a spring in my step and I admit, a little lump at the back of the throat. Points to note: I wasn't offended by here offer of a prayer (certain NHS trust take note). I have to admit-this simple exchange has rather made my day.