I apologize for being 2 hours, 40 minutes behind on the 5th day of gratitude…I’ve been out til late 😉

It was my friend Gabriel’s birthday earlier this week, and I met him today for some coffee and to pass him his birthday gift (one of my favorite books; Veronika Decides to Die). We had a nice chat, had dinner with his girlfriend and friends, and decided to go play LAN games afterwards (DOTA Allstars on Frozen Throne, one of my all-time favorites!).

It was a really special moment because Gabriel is one of the 2 longest standing friends I have. I’ve known him since I was 12, and that makes for 15 years of friendship now (wow! even I’m surprised). That’s a long time. Even though we haven’t always kept in touch, we’ve remained easy friends. His friendship is something I value, and the fact that we’ve made it thus far, and seen each other through so many changes, not to mention the fact that I wouldn’t have had my last girlfriend if he hadn’t introduced her to me, is something I am immensely grateful for.

What’s one thing you’re grateful for in your life today? Even if you don’t write it down in our comments section (which I do recommend you do), do take a moment to think about it…