John Donne, the 17th century English poet and author, reminded us many years ago, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…I am involved in mankind.” Women have always sensed this bond to one another and reached out to connect.
Recently we were touched by this woman-to-woman tie when we received a blog comment from a woman in India. Here we are, two Southern California women, writing about issues we think are of importance to the Sandwich Generation and, in fact, a woman half-way around the world was also able, in the blog, to express her feelings about providing care to her aging mum and aunt. She said it had been 10 years since she had written in her journal. Now she was motivated to begin writing again to help deal with the struggles in her daily life – to nurture herself while she was nourishing relationships in her family.
Providing this blog is one way for us to share our “assets” with those in the internet community. You can use your own strengths to give back to society – individually or within a group. Let us know how you have been able to use your Asset Inventory.