As of late the world can seem a bit disconcerting, but in searching for some good news for May’s post, I came across an article, and then the website of one Kyra Peralte. Kyra’s an inspiring young woman who wished to connect and learn about other women’s experiences during this unusual time of isolation during the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic.
There was a twist to her desire to connect with other women, though. Kyra wanted there to be a nostalgic element to the connections. She decided on a traveling diary – a simple notebook that would be handwritten and mailed from woman to woman.
The spirit and simplicity in which this project was implemented, along with the thoughtful consideration and deeply beautiful contributions on behalf of the entrants, make this an uplifting and meaningful endeavor for each woman – whether their particular entry was joyful or not. It was an unexpected and wonderful bonus that even reading the hard things made the women feel connected and supported.
There are so many more delightful details to this story, not least among them that the diary has traveled for a year now, visited several countries and now consists of several notebooks! Read for yourself on her lovely website, or in the article from the Washington Post.
Then come back and tell me all the good ideas YOU have for connecting to others in an easy and meaningful way… Kyra’s endeavor seems to inspire such thoughts!
At the end of each month, we bloggers are given an opportunity to post good news, offering an antidote to bad news in our feeds. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. #WATWB was started in March 2017; we’ve been sharing positive, uplifting stories to inspire, give hope and motivate others for many years now. This month’s co-hosts are Susan Scott and Eric Lahti. Please check out their blogs and say hello.