Francis Gay MY WEEK
The answer to the problem – as ever – was a little love and care
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.