What a relief for the whole world as the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a cave in Thailand were all eventually brought out by a team of brave people. Once the last of them came out, you could almost hear the whole world breathe a huge sigh of relief.
It was a magnificent effort by so many, none of whom stood to gain anything from saving the lives of the 13 young people.
It showed human beings at their best.
Scanning through some write-ups on forthcoming trade fairs, my eye caught sight of a word that I had never associated with what lay in store for visitors to such an event.
The word was ‘inspire’, used in the write-up to describe what will apparently happen to visitors when they turn up.
Curious, I looked up a dictionary or two, to find synonyms for ‘inspire’ include: encourage, hearten, uplift, stir, rouse, stimulate, electrify, exhilarate, excite, motivate, cause, incline, persuade, influence, move, spur on, goad, energize, galvanize, incite, and impel.
And that’s before the drinks start to flow after a hard day’s visiting