Most days we feel like we are running a race. Up early preparing the kids for school and then off to work we go in the mornings. Once we return home it’s homework, dinner, and time to hear all about our partners day. Typically the phone call that we planned to make to our friend has been forgotten and by the time we do remember it, it’s way too late to call and check on them. Once life gets moving, our friends sort of become harder for us to keep up with. We’ll play phone tag for days and plan girls nights that may get cancelled twice before we ever make it out. Where we used to spend nights talking on the phone, we can hardly fit 10 minutes in without someones kid having a meltdown and causing us to hang up. The reality is that we need our friendships, just as much as we need all of the other relationships that we have in our lives.
This week, call a friend that you have been meaning to call, but the two of you have just been too busy to catch up. Plan a brunch out with your college girls, or just a girls day in to just catch up on laughs. The goal is to not just plan the dates, but to stick to them!
“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.”