I look at non-mainstream news sites periodically, such as happynews.com. @HNheadlines ... I find it to be a nice break from the mostly negative stories that the typical media shares. I suppose in a way, maybe the negativity boosts their ratings, but it's unlikely to boost my spirit!
Anyhoo, I ran across an article about this all-volunteer rescue service in Israel called United Hatzalah. The founder, Eli Beer, recently spoke at the annual TEDMED conference in Washington.
Beers asks, "How can we save 40,000 lives in under three minutes?" He answered the question this way, "The average response time of a traditional ambulance is 12 to 15 minutes -- we reduce it to less than three minutes. Our response is the fastest in the world. We call our approach a lifesaving flash mob. On motorcycles, traffic doesn't stop us. Nothing does."
Such a fabulous idea, program and community, willing to care for one another to that degree.