It’s been a while since we last posted about Yellowkitties events. Life busyness sometimes gets in the way and we haven’t been actively taking photos of our events. Then again, photos preserve the past, but being fully present in the moment creates memories that last forever.
It’s very heartening to seeing Ykers volunteer and organise events to create and maintain connections. Rather than writing about the events which I believe the pictures speak for themselves. I’d like to take the opportunity to reflect on the importance of moai, or social support group / community with common interests. I got to know about this term after watching the Secret of the Blue Zones from Netflix – a documentary about places around the world where people live long and vibrant lives. One common trait is having close knitted community. They say “it takes a village to raise a child”. I say, we all need a village (or multiple) throughout our lives to grow, expand our perspectives, celebrate our lives and get out of our comfort zone. I remember recently meeting up with some YK friends over hotpot and amongst our varied topics, I learned through them the art of asking curious questions in a manner that’s non-invasive. The many experiences put together to create deep, robust conversations is certainly one that I enjoy the most. What do you enjoy most in your connections?
“In the intricate tapestry of life, we are all threads seeking our tribe. Through the weave of connection, we uncover our strengths and purpose, discovering the beautiful patterns of belonging 🌟🧵🤝”
Speaking of which, we’ve a BBQ / durian party at a member’s place this week. It’s estimated to have more than 40 YKers! Thank you J for your generosity in opening up your place 😊 It’s going to be an awesome gathering.
Lastly, I want to say a massive thank you to Thorne Harbour Health for sponsoring our web hosting and domain name registration! Such costs can be prohibitive for small not-for-profit community groups like Yellowkitties. The three-year costs for web hosting alone costs more than $600! Their sponsorship allows Yellowkitties website to continue and exist without stress. More importantly, it allows potential new members to discover our group and weave those new connections.