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10 Simple Gestures of Kindness with Healing Power

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#12 in a series) In my post on 10 Odd Things to Say to Someone with Breast Cancer , I said, “Trust me on this … the most effective and most appreciated gestures are the simple ones.” Seriously, if you’re ever wondering if you should pick up that phone, send that email, or bake some cookies for someone who is ill, please don’t allow awkwardness to stop you. Do it! Allow me to share some simple kindnesses that meant the world to me. 1. My breast surgeon hugs me and my husband at every appointment. It feels genuine, and there’s a certain healing power in that. 2. One day my oncologist followed suit and spontaneously hugged me because he “admired my spirit.” 3. I received a postcard from the mail carrier I don’t even know. She’d heard from a neighbor that I had cancer and wanted to let me know that she cared. 4. One day I received an ...

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