Friendship - How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst? My friendships close to home are steady and strong. I am blessed with good friends and love. They affect me positively every day. Having good friends is character building and heartwarming. The friendships made here in the good ol' blog-o-sphere have changed my perspective on the world. These friendships have taught me how much good is out there in the world. I have felt love and acceptance over the miles. I have had deep conversations and belly laughs. My world has expanded incredibly while simultaneously shrinking by bringing some amazing new friends into my heart. I have faith in the goodness of people again. There are beautiful, talented, loving, wise people out there. I'm so glad you are now also right here (puts hand over heart). You know who you are!!!! Thank you, Thank you, for entering my heart. It has grown many sizes bigger this year. Much love to you all.