The Risk of Being Unavailable

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8.7.19 The Risk of Being Unavailable (2)Back before Christmas, my friend, Pam, texted me to ask if there was a day and time when all five members of my little family would be home. Her family had something to drop off for us.

Between my kids’ extra-curriculars, my new job, and Christmas prep, there sadly wasn’t a day I could find when we’d be all together. Defeated, I texted back saying, “Don’t worry about it. Thank you for whatever it is. Can we catch up after the holidays?”

Fortunately, Pam was flexible, committed and resourceful. A few nights later, after carpooling kids back from some event, I came home to find two phenomenal corn hole boards on my family room rug. Pam and her husband had custom made them for us! They’re spectacular!

The whole exchange made me realize how much we limit ourselves by being unavailable.

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2 thoughts on “The Risk of Being Unavailable

  1. Wow, that’s some friend you have there! 😉 Of course you found a way to turn that into a blog post. That is showing that you are flexible and committed and resourceful too. I love the reminder to be present, take a breather and let the important people in your life and God in. Thanks for that – I needed that today!!

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