Have you ever felt so content in life that you ask yourself what more could I possibly need? That is how I felt until this past weekend on my way to meet one of my mentors. We were to meet at PF Chang’s for dinner. The shopping area was busy and pretty pack. As I walked from my car to the restaurant, I saw people connecting not over work or a cause but just for companionship. I Can’t really explain what made this evening different from any other evening but it got my mind to thinking about my relationships. See I’m a pretty busy lady and can very easy find an excuse to not make real connections because of my schedule. Real connection takes work and a level of vulnerability that most of us rarely engage in while gathering with folks. I began to ask myself am i really taking care of my relationships? and my answer was a sobering No!! The rich relationships that are reciprocal and rich with honesty, humor, insight, and friendship are accessible to me but I must admit it I never really tried to nuture the relationships. This has always been a struggle for me but it is necessary for both myself and my family. This week I think I will have coffee with a friend or drop pass and visit a loved one I havent visited outside of a holiday.
If your like me take a moment today or this week and think about the people or person in your life that you consider a friend. What relationship could use a little time and attention?
- Have you been taking care of your relationship?
- When was the last time you connected outside of a crisis or life event?
- Are you willing to pour into at least one other person and nurture the relationship?
We have to make sure that in our efforts to build healthy boundaries and live a life of simplicity and contentment that we don’t slack on making real human connection. That is after all how God created us to connect with others and live in community.
Hebrews 10:24-25- ” And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. “