Last week I dropped a brand new bowl while unpacking it. Before looking, I heard it shatter into many pieces. I felt sad for a moment, but four others remained intact.
More important is the possibility that I have shattered two friendships- one fairly new, the other nearly ten years in the making.
I know what I did... what I said. Would it have been preferable to be dishonest?
The question for me is what to do now. Do I try to put those pieces back together again?
Or maybe our season is over.
I am blessed with two-lifetime friends. One for 50 years and the other over 60 years. Both of them have been there for me through the bad times as well as the good. We always are able to pick up where we left off. Miles never separate us. I appreciate both of you!
As I think it over, I may need to consider that my life is coming to a close. It could be best to focus on those who encourage and support me rather than drain my limited energy. But it is hard to be self-focused, as I have been a "fixer" and an encourager most of my life.
However, like Fagin sang, ♪ I'm Reviewing the Situation.♪