Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Women's Room

Every other week I meet with a group of women. We talk about what's going on in our lives and about the relationships in our lives. We come from different situations and backgrounds, but in this group we find we have much in common. By sharing a bit of ourselves, we offer a place of support and acceptance, and find that we're not so alone after all.

In some ways I think our group could be a microcosm of our much bigger world. We tend to isolate ourselves from others, thinking, "they're just too different." But if we would just take the time to listen and consider, we would find that not only do we have important things in common, but we can also learn from and support each other.

All it takes is sharing ourselves and listening to what others have to offer. The commonalities are there - we just have to discover them together.

2 comments:

emily g said...

Sounds like a yada yada sister group to me.

Kat said...

I have a similar group, though we mostly meet in cyberspace. We met 6+ years ago when we were all pregnant with babies due in August 2003. Many of us have stayed in touch and I've had the opportunity to meet 5 of them in person, even though they live far, far away from me. Even in cyberspace, it's amazing how people from such different places in life can come together around our commonalities. Yes, women are amazing!