Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Yesterday I also received a lovely note from my friend Emily, another gal I've befriended through this blog and social networking. I'm so blessed to have such wonderful women in my life. We help one another through the ups, the downs, the gains, the losses, the waiting, the joys and the sorrows.
Friendships are so important to me. I often find myself frustrated when people claim they are too busy. Too busy to be a friend? Too busy to send a note of care? Too busy to simply say "hello"... Everyone is busy. I'm no angel, I admit ... sometimes it takes weeks to set a date to get together but it does happen! We're all on such a busy journey to begin with filled with appointments, logging, reflecting, and of course bd-ing. I admit I sometimes struggle especially with being a full time special education teacher, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a graduate student, a patient, etc. The point is though, my friends always know how I feel for them. They know they are important to me. And hey, they're busy, too! We all wear many hats. But it is important to treasure the relationships in your life.
When I was in Ireland, our tour guide, Michael had said, "You can always tell who is from America in Ireland." We said, "How can you tell?" He said, "Because Americans have no shame getting their coffee or tea 'to go'....Americans are always in such a hurry that they forget the sanctity in taking the time to sit down, relax, sip, and enjoy a cup of tea with yourself or a friend."