I have a friend…you know, one of those that we can pick up right where we left off no matter how much time has passed in between. We’re working on getting a podcast started, and so we decided a few months ago to practice. (I’m so glad we did because there are definitely kinks we need to work out.)
I was feeling a little stressed, and overwhelmed with my to-do list so I said “I have to be mindful of the time and stick to our 30 minutes in order to get the rest of my stuff done today.” Her loving response? “We’ll set a timer,” because she knows if we don’t, we will end up talking and sharing and praising God way past the allotted time.
I’m so thankful for friends like that, sisters in Christ who do life with me. Friends who I can pick right back up with despite months, or years, of silence, not because we’re upset with each other but simply because life got in the way.
Do you have a friend like that? Or more than one? Maybe today’s a great day to celebrate that friendship with a phone call, a text, an email, letting her know how much she means to you.
And that timer? We failed … instead of taking 30 minutes, we finally hung up 90 minutes later. But was it really a failure when it filled us up for the rest of the week? Nope. I consider that a huge win!
© Cheri Swalwell 2020