Self-Care Challenge (Day 357): Having Coffee with a Friend

heart-shaped froth on a cappucino

On day 357 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I had coffee with a friend.

You know how sometimes you meet someone and think you’d like to get to know them better, but then time gets away from you and it just doesn’t happen?

Time – that elusive, yet somewhat imaginary concept that keeps us on our toes. There never seems to be enough time to do the things we want to do. (Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves.)

The truth is that we make time for what’s important to us. We always have and we always will. Whether it’s social media, art, music, or a visit with friends, if it’s truly important – if it brings us joy – then we usually find the time.

Thankfully, Facebook (despite all its flaws and irritations) does make it pretty easy to reconnect with old friends. A quick search can revive a friendship in matter of minutes. And that’s exactly what it did for me recently.

Yesterday, I met a friend for coffee as my self-care activity for the day. It had been more than a year since we’d seen each other, but in just a few clicks we had a coffee visit set up.

It reminded me just how important it is to stay in touch with friends, no matter how long we’ve known each other. People tend to come into our lives for a reason, and it’s up to us to stop and share and figure out what that reason is.

Is there someone you need to reconnect with?

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