Empower communities: A gathering in Bangladesh to discuss childhood cataract.

"So often, we're so caught up in treading water, and don't notice the others around us doing just the same."

Lena Reinhard's post "On Community" (@lrnrd on Twitter) muses and expands a bit on her past year in relation to community and support. Many of us are exhausted for many different (and similar) reasons. She reminds us that there can be great consolation in community and that we not alone, even if we don't have the emotional resources to engage as strongly with our chosen communities.

This is a good reminder, especially as the holidays approach, to be more gentle with ourselves. Maybe we can also open ourselves up to similarly embracing our own vulnerabilities and appreciating the power of connection.

Allison Tarr