The gift


Prompt #30: Gift; this month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year? (Prompt by author Holly Root)

The most memorable gift I received this year came from my blog. As I stood full of self-doubt at a crossroads for most of 2010, my blog was something steady, a genuine expression of myself, and the gift I got from it over and over: human connection. A common ground and shared understanding with someone else over a simple story, a photograph, or an issue to which someone else can relate.

The blog is another self. When I speak to friends or relatives or acquaintances in person, they invariably mention or ask me about something I’ve written; it warms my heart. Starting the blog has been the most rewarding project of my 2010, and I’m eager to see what adventures 2011 brings. Thank you from the bottom, middle, top and sides of my heart for reading Sunny Global Diva.


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