#kindmotherhood challenge day two: creating community in distance
Community matters, support matters. Right now we might be finding that we had more of a village than we realised now it’s no longer physically present. Motherhood has always had the potential to be a vastly lonesome place, while all at once having the incredible ability to bring cross-sections of societies together. In a world where staying apart is saving us, we need to be creating community in new and important ways. The simplest way I know of is reaching out.
No one is finding this time easy. And some people are being hit harder than others. So all I’m asking for today, is to spread the kindness around. To reach to community across the internet, to give something if you can, and to let someone know just why you appreciate them.
My motherhood is peppered with women that have saved me in small ways. From my eldest cousin who held my hand through new motherhood and breastfed by my side, to @kellie_.b who leaves vacuums and compost on her doorstep and checks in while we stay at home. @lucylucraft for listening to me moan, and cheering me on from inside my phone. @jameyfisherperkins who gives me a lot to think about, and always shows up in some way across an ocean almost everyday. @panjabimg who gave me her number in one of my darkest hours, I never used it but I knew it was there. My mum, who feels so far away right now. The mother in Aldi when I was trying to do the trolley-shuffle while holding a screaming newborn. Many, many of you. Too many to mention, too many to list here. Some I’ve tagged, but even so, this cannot even scratch the surface. But they are there.
Spread some kindness today. And, if you can, give some too. Today, I have donated to @rizeupaustralia, who support victims of domestic violence today, and @sandsaustralia who support bereaved parents after baby loss and infant death.
How can you spread some kindness today?
Read today’s prompt by swiping across. Share on your stories, in your journal. And if you do share, then feel free to tag me and use the hashtag #kindmotherhood so I can share the kindness around.