December 16 – Friendship

How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst?

(Author: Martha Mihalick)


My perspective on friendship and the world changed quite drastically this year. And not in a good way. Most definitely not in a good way.

I really think I’ve exhausted the subject of friends so far this month. Right now, I’m at a place in my life where I don’t have a whole lot of faith in friendship – face to face friendships anyway. My online friends are the ones who have made the biggest impact – positively on me this year. Also – old friends who have popped back into my life – I’m grateful for.

I know I have pulled away from my other friendships because of my lack of faith. Right now at this point in time my thoughts are, “Why bother? I just disappoint anyway.”

I know. I know. I know.

This contradicts everything I said about my growth in the other posts. I know that. But I’m not perfect, dang it!

I am sincerely hoping for a brighter 2011 where my perspective will change for the better. And yes, I know it begins with me but again, easier said than done.

0 thoughts on “Friendship

  1. I’m sorry that this hasn’t been a good year for friendship. But I’m glad your online community has been somewhat of a replacement.

    You will have a better year in 2011 and at the end will look back and see your growth and will celebrate the incredible friendships in your life. Believe it – achieve it!

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