One of the reasons I bring this up is because I often feel like I get treated that way. Yes, I am your friend, but the relationship is based on your terms. So, when I call, they don't return the message, or when I write an email they don't bother with a reply.
It is crucial for us to remember that we are sending a message with our silence. Being busy is no excuse for ignoring someone. We are all busy, and so relationships require we put aside, for a moment, the busy-ness to focus on the person. To allow our busy-ness to consume us makes us very self-centered people.
The sad reality is that as I examine my life I realize that I have done the same thing. I haven't returned phone calls and gave ignored emails. I pushed away the thought of buying the thank you card or stopping for a visit because I didn't have the time. People who I love and care for are left to wonder if anyone truly cares.
Here is the question I want you to ponder: who is in need of your love and encouragement today? I am sure there is someone you know who is longing to hear a friendly voice or see a smiling face. Who are you going to share you love with today?
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