Monday, March 16, 2009

sleepless in seattle

Most Mondays I sleep late. Really late. After two full days of "weekend direction," I'm typically good for a solid ten to twelve hours of heaving snoozing. This morning however I woke up much earlier than usual (10am) to have coffee with a friend of mine. It wasn't anything special, but it did remind me that relationships happen in the margin.

For two people whose schedules couldn't conflict more perfectly, it's not always easy for us to find the time, and today was no exception. In fact, it sometimes takes small sacrifices to keep feeding our friendship, and I think that's why it's so easy for me to put off things like grabbing a cup of coffee. Small sacrifices are just that, they're tiny, bite sized, not a big deal.

If you want me to move a mountain, I'm there! But breakfast? Well, you know how I need that extra hour of sleep... Relationships happen in the margin. Even, or rather especially when it doesn't seem like much of a sacrifice, I need to be attentive to the opportunities I have to spend time with my friends and family.

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