We are made for these times.
As a doula, mom, friend, lover and supporter of many wonderful people of various colors, ethnic backgrounds, languages, religions, sexual orientation, gender identities, and family make ups, I want to publicly say to EVERYONE that I will always continue in my love for and support of all people within my reach. I hope my love and compassionate support for all people, especially those starting their young families, can help keep the light and fire burning in each of you just a little bit brighter. I see you.
To anyone who's afraid, feeling deep despair, and struggling to find hope...I feel it along with you. But remember this. We persevere. At times a great ship must fight against the wind and water to survive...yet don't forget that the wind and water will also carry it home to safety. Nothing is all good or bad. Be fierce in standing for what you believe - but never ever forget to be kind. I am more resolute in this now than ever. Kindness matters so very much. It wasn't just the big stuff going on globally and nationally that inspired me to decide to write today. It was two random people I interacted with yesterday that reminded me how much #kindnessmatters #wearemorealikethanweareunalike #spreadlove
For more on not getting overwhelmed in difficult times and inspired about what you individually can do in your daily life, I came across this and am thankful for her words: http://www.grahameb.com/pinkola_estes.htm