Who hasn’t pined for more time?† Fewer tasks on the proverbial to-do list?† More energy at the end of a day for the people that matter?† In our breakneck speed world, few of us can honestly say we have all the time and energy for the people we love and for enjoying our favorite hobbies.
Almost a decade ago I met a wonderful woman in an acupuncture course I was taking.† We clicked immediately.† You know that feeling when you meet someone for the first time and you just know that you and she (or he) will be good friends.† Well, we’ve been friends ever since even though thousands of miles separate us.† But over the last couple of years we’ve lost touch.† The phone calls have dwindled to almost none.† The cards and letters have stopped.
Part of me wonders whether she’s just moved on in life and that our friendship has run its course.† Let’s face it:† sometimes friendships, like relationships, are meant for a particular phase in life and then people go their separate ways.† Perhaps she has new friends and doesn’t feel a connection to me anymore?† I’m not sure but I decided today that regardless what happens afterward, I am going to make the time to sit down and write my friend a letter that tells her how much she’s meant to me over the years and that it is my hope that our friendship continues.† And, then I’ll just let things be…whatever that means.
If youíre just joining us for the Kindness Revolution, Iím doing my part (well, at least trying) to spread kindness in the world by giving 29 gifts in 29 days, inspired by the book 29 Gifts.† And, Iím asking you to join me.† If youíre just tuning in, check out the first blog in this series.
And, donít forget to add your comments to my blog over the next four weeks because, with the help of the kind people at Care2.com, Iíll be giving away free copies of my books!† Winners will be selected from the comments!
Check out the other articles in the Kindness Revolution Series: