Gift Exchange

My best friend and I exchanged Christmas presents today.   It’s been a busy life!   Most years we scramble to get together between Christmas and New Years.  Some years we’ve laughed to gift each other with different versions of chocolates and candles.

We’re both Taurus women in our late 40’s (she’s not as late as me).  We met when our youngest daughters became best friends in 3rd grade.  Our oldest daughters were our “wild child”!   We both laugh loud and enjoy red wine.  We share interests in many things, but may never have met, if our daughters didn’t.   Our childhoods, and current lifestyles, are almost opposites in what we experience daily.

This is the greatest value of friends, the differences.  Our life attitude is the same, but the lessons learned and the knowledge gained, is unique to ourselves.    When life throws one of us a challenge, the other has already been there, in some way.   The advice and support we give and receive could come from no where else.  There is no greater gift, to exchange.

That’s why we always find something, that just “calls” to us, for the other.  We want to get together and unwrap the surprise, it’s the “remembering the package”, when we see each other during these holiday times, that can be the challenge.

Exchanging gifts is also a challenge in May, when we have our birthdays.

About Terri Patrick
Writer of Romance and Memoir. Life is an adventure, take that journey.

One Response to Gift Exchange

  1. It’s great to have such a good friend. Your posting also shows that you both work at it which is what truly keeps great friendships alive.


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