Reverb 10 – Day 30

December 30

Prompt: Gift. This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year?

I believe that the most memorable gift I received this year was the gift of friendship. It sounds really cliché, but I’ve had problems with understanding and grasping the concept that people can really stick with me when things are good and when things are bad. Friendship may not seem like a gift to other people, but I believe that sharing someone else’s life with them is a privilege, not a right. I’ve always considered myself to be a good friend (though I know there are areas where I can improve), but I didn’t until this year realize how amazing the friends I have are. Granted, I’ve either lost or diminished some friendships over the past 12 months, but all of those experiences have made me into a stronger person, and into a more grateful one for the friendships that have managed to make it through. It’s not always easy to remain invested in people especially when you’re scared they’ll walk away, but allowing myself to be vulnerable to people has proven to be an amazing asset to my life. I have to thank all of my friends for blessing me with the opportunity to get to know them better, to exchange dialogue with them, and allowing me to share some of the most precious moments in life with them. 2010 was definitely the year of the friend for me, and I’m hoping that 2011 proves to be just as, if not more, fulfilling.

P.S. I did also receive the Michael Jackson Experience game for Wii, and some North Face E-Tip gloves, both of which are pretty amazing as well. 🙂

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