Many of us remain isolated from friends and family during this pandemic. So imagine how difficult it would be to find yourself newly diagnosed with breast cancer — and with no support system to help you through the crisis.
An organization called Girls Love Mail has a novel way of boosting women’s spirits. Since 2011, it’s enlisted thousands of empathetic people to send words of encouragement to strangers; about 167,000 letters have been mailed to date.
Want to share a little hand-written optimism? Visit girlslovemail.com in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.
Think cruise ships are only for luxury travelers? A man in Portland, Maine is embarking on a feasibility study to convert an unused ship into temporary housing for low-income, immigrant and homeless people who need shelter.
The cruise ship could house up to 800, along with a crew of 300 to provide social services, support, job training and counseling.
If more cities do this, it could steer a lot of lives in the right direction.