Finding Ways to Connect – #WATWB

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.

Lizbeth Hartz is the author of the true crime, true love memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True StoryGet it on Amazon or sign up to read the 1st chapter free.


  1. susan scott on May 28, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Wow Lizbeth thank you! I read the Washington Post link … a great #WATWB story – Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on May 28, 2021 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you so much for this, Susan. I also loved your story, Reviving The Green From A Dumpsite–now uplifting and hopeful. Thanks for sharing, and for cohosting this month!

  2. Mary J Giese on May 28, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    This was really a great idea – to share innermost thoughts during a year of pandemic and possibly other personal strife with women around the world. The finished product that Kyra began in 2020 will be amazing to read. Thanks for sharing, Lizbeth.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on May 28, 2021 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you, Mary. I look forward to reading that journal, too. And thanks for your inspirational golfing story! Such a lovely reminder that we can do great things at any age if we set our minds to it.

  3. Belinda Witzenhausen on May 31, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    This is brilliant, great post! I love this idea, as someone who journals daily, I see this as a brilliant way to connect with others and realize we are not alone in this world although to some it may feel like it right now. Thanks so much for sharing this and for being a part of #WATWB.Hope you have a wonderful week.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on June 1, 2021 at 7:09 am

      Thank you, Belinda. I agree; it’s enough to inspire me to get back into journaling regularly. Thanks for commenting, and I’m happy to be part of #WATWB–it keeps me uplifted at least once a month.

  4. Eric Lahti on June 7, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    That is an extremely cool idea and I love the analog nature of it. Maybe not as easy as sitting down at a computer and typing up a quick response, handwriting forces us to slow down and think a bit more.

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