I had coffee with a dear friend a few days ago. We rarely see each other, going months at a time without direct contact besides seeing each other’s social media posts. He is a trusted friend who is truly a kindred spirit in significant ways. Time spent catching up and sharing about important matters is time well spent. Since we neither work together, live near each other, go to church together or have any other regular contact, we have to arrange times to get together.
There are many wonderful people in my life – my family, good friends, coworkers, church family and others without whom life wouldn’t be as great a joy as it is. Yes, there are those around me that tend to be a thorn in my side rather than a welcome presence, but it’s that way for everyone, so I’ll count my blessings instead.
Even with so many good friends around, it’s important to have that one or two other kindred spirits who you know you can talk to anytime to help bring balance and perspective to life. I hope you have someone like that you can go to from time to time. I am so thankful that I do.
Leap year lesson #279 is You need time with kindred spirits.