I miss my mother. Dearly. Every day I think of her. She offered wisdom, encouraged me, motivated me, answered my questions, laughed and cried with me. She was my best friend. My mother also inspired me. Because of her crippling rheumatoid arthritis, I signed up to run a marathon to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. This experience introduced me to endurance sports and changed my life forever. Her graceful way of handling her pain every day taught me how to manage the pains I have experienced. Anyone who met my mother knew she was gracious and loving. She was kind.
For almost a year now, I have been mulling over an idea. I want to create a forum where women of all ages (sorry fellas) can share experiences, ask advice, offer encouragement and solutions in an environment similar to what my mother offered me – kind and supportive. I am excited to say this idea has become a reality! Above in my banner are links to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All lead to a forum titled her link – Helping, Encouraging, Reaching Ladies Interests iN Kind.
I once learned that having friends that span all decades of ages is a wonderful way to learn and grow. The older have much wisdom and experience to share. The younger inspire and keep us all young at heart! Regardless of age, we all are skilled in some way that offers assistance, encouragement, and knowledge.
The Facebook forum is a closed group (members are approved and only members can read the content) for women to share about a wide variety of topics. The few guidelines members are asked to follow are not to discuss religious or political issues (social media has plenty of forums for these topics) and refrain from insults and demeaning conversations – in essence – be kind.
To the ladies reading – I encourage you to join the Facebook group and follow on Instagram and Twitter and tell your friends about her link. To the fellas reading – please tell the women in your life about her link. In a world that is more divisive than ever, I hope to offer a forum for ladies to share life’s experiences in a kind and encouraging environment. I truly believe we share more in common to unite – or link – us than divide.