I heard something last week which made me forget my despair at the BBC and Sky channels' pig-headed refusal to broadcast an appeal to help the young war victims in Gaza.
How on earth did they think that trying to help children in terrible distress would signify an allegiance to any of the parties who inflicted the damage?
Did they really believe that if they allowed an appeal for humanitarian aid it would signal support for a particular claim to a solitary strip of land?
But I digress ... my heartwarming story has nothing to do with posturing warmongers. It began when Mike Whitlam, the former boss of the British
Red Cross, went to Rukiga in Uganda and asked us whether we would like him to take anything for Blair Oyesigyemukama, the boy the Gazette is sponsoring through World Vision.
The people of Rukiga, on the south west border of Uganda and Rwanda, are twinned with Ickenham, where Mr Whitlam lives, and supported by two local churches, St Giles and the United Reformed Church.
Many residents, along with the Gazette, are supporting the charity by sponsoring a child in the area.
Well, our Blair looks very glum in his photograph which resides on my fridge (I sometimes wonder if he thought he would have to come and live with us, like Madonna's David) so we were glad to perk him up with some little gifts.
Mr Whitlam was given a selection of Gazette pens, baseball hats and T-shirt for Blair; we wished him well and thought no more about it.
On his return last week, a jetlagged Mr Whitlam phoned me to say he had seen Blair, and then astonished me by saying his family had sent us a present as a thank-you for the sponsorship.
I was so touched to hear they had put two precious eggs in a basket to bring home to us - a hugely generous gesture from a family living in one of the poorest countries on the planet, where the average life expectancy is 45 years, compared to 78 in the UK.
The eggs apparently didn't quite make it to Uxbridge but we are looking forward to receiving the basket which we really will treasure.
Puts the credit crunch in persepective doesn't it?
If you or your company would like to fundraise for Rukiga or support a child, contact Mr Whitlam on 01895 678169.