Friendship. How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst?
I can't say that my perspective has been changed in 2010 by a friend or otherwise. I have always had, and am very fortunate, to have amazing friends.
Friends that are there for you regardless of the decisions you make.
Friends that are there for you regardless of your physical location.
I am still friends with my very first friend. Even though I moved away in the days before email and Facebook. She always made sure we stayed in touch. Now with my move we see each more and in 2011 she will marry her best friend. One of the very best men I have ever met. They are perfect together.
My best friend is now 220 miles away. But like with my oldest friend, distance doesn't change those things. It may just make you work a little bit harder to stay in touch. Thankfully technology makes those things so much easier. And no matter what you say girls a 3.5 hour drive isn't that bad.
My sister. The one that I talk to all day everyday. My workout partner, often begrudgingly, is always there. Just like my kind of sister.
The girls I met in college. The ones that I can go a year without seeing and pick back up right where we left off.
The wife of MX's oldest friend. A kindred spirit. Someone with whom I have so much in common. Someone who provides caring thought and insight to every situation.
All are friends.
I am thankful for all. Their support, their friendship, their being.
I only hope I make half the impact on them as they do on me.