When one of the mums in the class WhatsApp group mentioned she’d heard children in other cities and countries were putting pictures of rainbows in their windows as a sign of love and hope in such uncertain times, it struck me as such a wonderful thing we could do when lots of us are feeling so scared, confused and helpless right now.
I saw a picture on social recently that put a big cross through the words ‘social isolation’ and replaced it with ‘physical isolation and social solidarity’, and it really resonated.
So while we the schools are closed, attractions closed, activities are cancelled, and we’re keeping our distance from each other, let’s spread a little hope and love to those who may be walking or driving by or even looking out of their windows.
All over the world, people are placing rainbows in windows, but it doesn’t have to be a rainbow. Your children can draw or paint whatever they choose; the sentiment is the same.
We live within walking distance of University Hospital Wales Cardiff so my children have added a ‘thank you NHS’ to their pictures in the hope staff will see it on their way to and from work and know how appreciated they are.
Quite a few families in our neighbourhood have pictures in their windows already. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see this across the whole city and beyond?
Thanks to all my friends and their children for letting me use their wonderful pictures.
Do spread the word and get involved. Tag @cardiffmummy on Twitter, @cardiffmummysays on Instagram or add your photo in the comments of my Facebook post and use #CardiffWindowsOfHope I’ll share as many as I can and do a follow-up post as things progress.