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.