It was surprising. We have been friends for many years, but she had never asked me to go to breakfast with her before. I wondered what she would want to discuss.
We met and had a great time. There was lots of catching up and sharing; I enjoyed every minute of our time together. But, I couldn’t resist asking her why she had asked me to meet with her. I was a little embarrassed at bringing up the topic, but I needed to know.
My question came near the end of the meal, “Why did you ask me to breakfast today?” We had already done some “business” about projects that involve us both; she could have told me that our meeting was just the best time to coordinate tasks. We had talked about challenges that were in our lives and she could have mentioned those. Or, she could have said that she really enjoyed some of the holiday events we had attended and wanted to chat about those great times together.
But, she didn’t talk about any of those things.
Instead she told me that she needed to connect more with some of her “old” friends. (Yep, I gave her grief about the “old” comment.) She went on to share that she just wanted to spend time with me, some one-on-one time.
As we parted and I waved goodbye, it struck me again – we benefit when we purposefully maintain our relationships. It is important to stay connected.
So often I share about the importance of us reaching out. But, how do you feel when someone reaches out to you? Let me give you some advice – ENJOY IT, REJOICE IN IT, APPRECIATE IT!!
During these cold, gray days of January, is there someone who needs you to ask them to breakfast? Do it! You will both be blessed.
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” (I John 4:7)