Throughout the month of December, I’ll be writing a post a day for the fabulous project Reverb 12.  It’s an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s wrapping up and using the fruits of that reflection to shape the year ahead – in other words, exactly the kind of thing I love to think about!  So, without further ado, here’s today’s prompt.

Friendship:  What was it like for you to be a friend to others this year?  Did you rekindle an old friendship?  Strengthen a current friendship?  Make friends with someone you didn’t think was “your type?”

I’ve tried hard to take care of my relationships this year.  Since moving back to this area in 2005, I’ve met the most stupendously amazing people I have ever known.  I am constantly amazed by their big, soft hearts, their enormous brains, their generosity with their time and resources, their fierce politics, their wonderful children, and the way they create loving, intentional community.  It would feel terrible not to give it back when I can, and I try my best to do exactly that.

Thanks, wonderful people.  You bring an awful lot of joy to my life.