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What's one thing you want to take with you into 2013?

 from flickr user LotusMonger

from flickr user LotusMonger

I've worked hard this year at getting better at expressing my affectionate feelings to the people I love.  I've always been reasonably good at telling my family how much I love and value them but I'm less good, these days, at telling my friends how much I love them and telling them specific things I like and value about them.  I think I've gotten way better at this this year and it's been wonderful.  I wrote earlier this week about the desire we all have to be seen in the world and I think taking the time and being brave enough to tell someone something you like about them, it lets them know that you see them.  It feels good for everyone and I'm feeling closer and more connected.