#reverb10 – day 16

December 16 – Friendship

Prompt: 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)

This year, a friend found out he had cancer. But I have to remember really hard that it wasn’t just a dream. It went from, “I need to get this checked out at the Dr.” to “OMG” to “Radiation time” to “What, I had cancer?” It’s only in looking back that I realize how remarkably strong he was and is for his journey, and how he barely let this stop him in his tracks.

His dreams and ambitions are still the same. He loves and dislikes didn’t change. His passion for fantasy football didn’t let up from 3-weeks before the draft to the playoffs. And even when he was quarantined in his house and giving off radiation, he kept being himself and rolling with the punches.

The world can be the same, no matter what obstacles jump in your path. Your dreams can remain and you can keep on your path in spite of anything. And you don’t have to be defined by your weakness, no matter how permanent or temporary.


Other readers who are playing along: Michelle at See Michelle Blog, EmilyB at A Leap Begins, Ali at His Birdie’s Nest, Koritsimou at The Pale Wisconsinite, Charmi at Life on Minden, Kelly at Glamour This!, Katie at She Likes Ruffles, He Likes Truffles, Liz at e.louise, Nodakademic,  Kasia at Good Finking, Kate at Marsh Mellow Goodness, Lydia at Nothing Rhymes with Lydia, Jenni at Moonlight & Magnolias, EP at Oh Baby!, Jen at Living a Brighter Life, Holley at Dead Flowers, Tara at Two Wishes, Marissa at marissamakes, Kinzie at KinzieSays, Maggie at A Long Far View, Nellie at Wired, Witty and Well-Dressed and Jen at A Tale of 2 Monkeys. (am I missing you??)

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