We were made for friendship, for companionship. And while people mess up and can hurt you-- it's worth it to have someone, or several people, who will walk alongside you in life.
Many times people ask each other "How are you doing?" Have you noticed it's almost a greeting now, replacing hi or hello-- from a barista, the checker-- not even a question anymore.
Even if you do answer, your standard "good" or "fine" isn't real, is it?
How often do you ask someone how they are doing and really wait for a true response?
And the flip side is, how often do you really answer truthfully when someone asks you how you are?
I am blessed with friends that listen and ask. Some are far away and a few are close by. And in all the insanity of life, I know and believe it's so important to stop and have a good, honest conversation.
Skype or phone call...something other than a text message, email or tweet.
Make time to talk this week.
(even if it is through a tin can)
p.s. I wrote a post about my favorite city (no guesses what that is!) over at just lovely things.
and then buy your plane ticket to visit. :)