In the Chinese language, we address acquaintances with the words that English speakers reserve only for close family and friends – Auntie, Uncle, Big Sister, Little Brother, and even the word for Grandma is used when addressing older women.
I wonder, is this language used because the family unit was always supposed to be our community, our village? Were we supposed to have a wide network of Yee-Yee’s (Aunts) and Paw-Paw’s (Grandmas) who had a hand in raising our kids and supported one another?
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.