Reverb10 Prompt: What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year?
My answer may sound so cliché but it really feels like the truth…the gift of time from friends and my tribe has the most meaning for me this year. My Myers-Briggs classification is ESTP…and the E is pretty much on steroids. I thrive on connecting with others in meaningful ways. I also notice that I don’t thrive when I’m feeling isolated and disconnected. So, through this year, I’ve had the gift of many many many sessions with “my people”. With a few people, I’ve even gotten to the point of having weekly contact with them. Those weekly check-ins have become somewhat of a lifeline for me and they’re pretty much non-negotiable. Sometimes my lizard likes to speak up and ask if perhaps I’m being needy and that THEY actually do not want to spend that much time with ME…but then I say to my lizard (Alice), “I am going to assume that if they did NOT want to connect with me, they’d say so…so until otherwise noted (my new favorite phrase) I will continue with my habit of regular communication”. I like to think that this particular gift will be “the gift that keeps on giving”.