Find Your Way during Dark Times #WATWB

We Are the World BlogFest (#WATWB) celebrates special people and small stories of inspiration and hope in the world. Let’s face it, we need some inspiration and hope during this time of pandemic and social distancing.

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I admit this month I am struggling to find a good news story I want to share with the world. I try to keep my news features relevant to me and my readers, covering local events and activities. Somehow, I am not feeling a sense of community with the wider world right now. Maybe that’s a reflection of my current mental state, which is fragile. Maybe I am beaten down by the people I have tried to help but who just don’t want to be helped. I have decided I must return to my inward self. I cannot help those who refuse to help themselves. There are lots of people I know who are struggling with challenges. They are grieving, they are trying to keep a job and income for their family, they are coping with life-changing medical conditions and new diagnoses. Fortunately, my close circle of friends is always cheerful, even on the bad days. We rant to each other, we complain about the things we cannot change, we exchange virtual hugs, and then we move on. We always find something to smile about.

This week I sent my children back to school against my better judgement. I was not coping alone at home, and I needed some support. They are happier, and I now have time to take care of my personal health and the challenge that is my broken marriage. A friend gave me a couple of magazines that she thought I might find helpful. It was a small gesture, but it made a massive difference to me on a day when I felt totally alone. It means that people care. This friend hasn’t seen me for a long time, but she cared enough to ask why I had taken my children back to school, and she cared enough to offer a little something that might help me find my way. There is hope in these dark times. We just have to welcome it.

Find Your Way during Dark Times #WATWB

We are the World BlogFest (#WATWB) focuses on positive stories no matter where they’re found. It is all about spreading peace and humanity on social media. All participants post on the last Friday of the month, sharing a positive news story that contributes to making our world a happier, safer, and better place to live.

You can find more about #WATWB over on Belinda Witzenhausen’s blog.

Our hosts this month are:

Damyanti Biswas, Sylvia McGrath, Susan Scott, Belinda Witzenhausen and Shilpa Garg

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14 Responses to Find Your Way during Dark Times #WATWB

  1. Susan Scott says:

    I’m sorry you’re going through a rough and dark time Catherine. What a sweet friend to come by with magazines, showing she cared. I hope that gives you hope ….

  2. Simple gestures can be so meaningful, and I think that’s an important lesson for us all and a good one to remember in these times that often feel so overwhelming. I’m truly sorry you’re having a rough time, and hope you find some ease soon.

  3. bikerchick57 says:

    Catherine, I found when I went through a bad time ten years ago that it was friends and family who came to my rescue. I hope you find continued support and strength from those around you who care. Sending hugs and a hope for better, positive days for you.

  4. Damyanti Biswas says:


  5. Catherine, thank you for your honest sharing. I’m glad you find something to smile about with your close friends, and that you have a thoughtful friend, and sorry for your loss, and hoping your road gets easier from here on out.

  6. So sorry you are going through a difficult time, my heart goes out to you. Sometimes just knowing you’ve got friends who care can make you feel a little bit better. I hope everything works out. Sending lotsa love and positive vibes. Thanks so much for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB. Have a good week.😊 Stay safe and be well.

  7. Kalpana says:

    It’s far from easy specially trying to keep children entertained at home. And adding a broken marriage to the mix must be the toughest aspect of it all. My kids were grown up when I got divorced and there was no pandemic at the time. Enjoy the magazines and the friends.

    • It certainly is a challenge! Fortunately I approached our school for help and they welcomed the children back in, so I have 4 weeks of breathing space before the summer holidays.

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