Sim­ple kind­ness goes a long way...

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As 2019 dawns, there is plenty in the world to make us feel uncer­tain about the fu­ture.

Our politi­cians seem to be ever more short-sighted, self-seek­ing and un­will­ing to com­pro­mise than ever be­fore. While Brexit rages, or trun­dles – depend­ing on your view­point – the needs of the or­di­nary per­son seem to be of mi­nor im­por­tance.

A form of mad­ness seems to have gripped UK pol­i­tics – and let’s not talk about our friends across the pond.

Then there’s the en­vi­ron­ment. Pol­lu­tion, global warm­ing and blink­ered (again) politi­cians should be at the fore­front of our thoughts. There is an an­swer, and we all know in­stinc­tively what it is. In keep­ing with the sea­son, sim­ple kind­ness and con­sid­er­a­tion goes a long way, as am­ply demon­strated in Mid Ar­gyll and Tar­bert this week and ev­ery week.

The re­sponse to the Beatson ap­peal has been in­cred­i­ble for a dis­persed ru­ral area. The world would be a far bet­ter place if peo­ple showed the hu­man­ity and warmth demon­strated by the folk of Mid Ar­gyll.

Well done to Yvie and Maria on their hard work in rais­ing the cash for a great cause.

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