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The an­swer to the prob­lem – as ever – was a lit­tle love and care

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - Relax -

Amy wants to learn to find dif­fer­ent answers.

Her dad has a con­stant stream of sto­ries about help­ing peo­ple.

They seem like dif­fi­cult, but of­ten beau­ti­ful, en­coun­ters.

After hear­ing of him help­ing a drunk wo­man off the floor of a fast-food res­tau­rant, she jok­ingly asked: “Why do these things al­ways hap­pen when you are nearby?”

He grew se­ri­ous and ex­plained: “These things hap­pen all too of­ten and there are usually plenty of peo­ple around.

“They see the prob­lem, but don’t see a so­lu­tion. So they walk on by.” “Do you see answers?” Amy asked. “I see peo­ple in need of a lit­tle hu­man con­tact and, maybe, a lit­tle love.”

As she told me this, I couldn’t help won­der­ing if that wasn’t the an­swer to al­most all of our prob­lems.

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