It’s been a day of remembering why friends are important. We were unable to go rafting with Michele this weekend, much to our chagrin, and I was feeling bad that we were letting the friendship down. After all, we haven’t been able to hang with Shel for a few years while on different coasts, and now we can’t make it work on the same coast.
But when I got home last night there was a package from Amazon. Was it the new AV cable I ordered? No, it was addressed to Tim and Lisa. Inside was a pasta roller attachment for our Kitchenaid mixer. The note said something about “in case we ran out of the dried stuff,” and was signed by our friends Charlie and Carie Page.
Of course this is the point. Friendships that are built through a long period of relationships aren’t destroyed by one missed weekend. But it’s a good idea not to take them for granted anyway.