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.