The Currency of Friendship is Time
The world measures in money, but the heart measures in time.
I have a friend who has become sort of a punchline with her other friends. “Oh, we really HAVE to get together!” we imitate, rolling our eyes.
She is literally always “busy.” She tells us with great specificity what she wants to do: “Oh, we’re going to get together for a spa day. We’ll drink mimosas and get massages at this great place I know. Oh, you’re going to LOVE it. Let me check my schedule and I will call you!”
She never calls, so she has become a FINO – friend in name only. I like her. I think she’s smart and funny and interesting and pretty. But she has become Lucy to my Charlie Brown, and I am just never going to try to kick the football again. If she shows up on my doorstep, fine, she is invited inside. Until then, I’m not hoping.
If you love someone, if you cherish them, you will make time for them. Love is an action verb, as they say. Being there is showing you care.
Don’t be Lucy to your friends. Hold the ball steady. There is only so many times people will fall for the same thing.