Catching up with old friends feels like a findingkindreds kind of thing. Seeing someone you haven’t seen in a long time brings sunshine to a cloudy day.
Today, I had lunch with a former co-worker I haven’t seen in over a year. It was so nice to catch up on what had been happening in his life since the last time we talked. We caught up with what was happening with his wife and kids, and with my husband and our family. We looked at family photos. We discussed our new roles, and the ways we’ve grown over the past year. We talked about things we have coming up in this next year.
Old friends who are true friends can go a long time without talking and then feel very comfortable when back together. That’s how you can tell if they’re a kindred: it’s natural, like you haven’t been apart for any length of time.
DAY 104 HOMEWORK: What kindreds have you not seen for a while? Make an effort to go to lunch, meet for a toasty drink, and reconnect for a few minutes.