April 24th - Friendship Act 2...
Continuing my thoughts about friendship, in action. Had a couple interesting conversations with friends, about friends that focused on behavior. I would suggest also, expectations. Are you a friend, if you do not spend time together regularly, call each other frequently, a part of every day (week, or monthly) life?
This challenges me to evaluate again, connection matters, and I tend to be ever so grateful of connections withstanding distance; physically or timely. When I can feel as if it was like yesterday, I was with someone, that affirms the value we each have of our friendship. But my recent conversations, there was a framing the friendship in relation to not spending more time together, not having reach outs when they believed there should be, conversations that did not happen. Which bears the asking, are individuals waiting for the other to go first?
I must reaffirm that I agree with any relationship I am most interested in having, my accountability to and responsibility for its success is 100% on me. I will not and cannot blame another for what I withhold, refuse to do myself. Then obviously, if the gap between my commitment and theirs is so lopsided, we are likely acquaintances not friends.
Hmmm, 100% accountability…day 264!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!