So right now I'm going to flag some posts others in our community have written recently:
You might have been hiding under a rock if you haven't seen posts from many other No Kidding bloggers about Jody Day's update of her book, Living the Life Unexpected, in her Global Blogtour. If you're feeling alone right now, this is a great resource, and so are the blogs of all those included in the blogtour, so it's worth checking out these wonderful blogs. You'll have seen some of these posts appear in my blogroll of favourite No Kidding blogs. I wasn't involved in this blogtour because of other projects, so I'm really pleased all those other amazing people have been writing about it.
Jody has also written a great post about Mother's Day (as it has just ended in the UK) in the current situation, and that might give you some comfort too, I hope.
Infertile Phoenix wrote a lovely post here about using the tools she developed during and post-infertility, and it is worth checking out, as it's a very good reminder..
This community online has always been so supportive of each other, and I've always been proud of that. It's something we can continue to rely on, especially if we are isolated from our normal support networks. And it is a model we can use to support our family and friends as they are isolated too.
I'm going to try to follow my own advice:
- Learn how to calm myself
- Don't think about the what-ifs
- Feel joy and gratitude
- Be kind (as our Prime Minister always reminds us all) - to myself and others.
- And breathe. As I often say to others, but say to myself just as often, I must remember to breathe!
Take care. I'm Not Kidding. And Arohanui to all.
And here are some flowers to brighten your day: