Maybe that friendship should have lasted for more than a season …

You’ve read the platitudes and seen the posts about friendships …

… how some are just for a season …

… how people pass through our lives …

… how, if someone was supposed to still be in your life, they would be …

… but so many of these platitudes are wrong.

The primary reason why so many friendships are short-lived is because we fail to nurture them.

Nurturing a friendship doesn’t mean a ridiculous investment of time, but it does mean investing both quality and quantity of time into the lives of others.

A lot of it can be simple …

… a text message saying you’re thinking about them …

… a cup of coffee together …

… including someone over for dinner …

… making some time to do something fun together …

… a phone call while you unwind at the end of the day …

… a mix of little and big things that allow you to love someone else.

If you’re too busy to nurture your friendships, you’re too busy and your priorities are misaligned.  When we’re so busy to allow friendships to slip away, we’re exchanging the few priceless things of life — like friendship — for something of lesser significance.

If a friendship is going to fade, never let it be because of neglect.

Never abandon a friend — either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away,” Proverbs 27:10.

Do you have a friend you need to call this afternoon? Do you have a friend you can include on your stop at Starbucks this week? Do you have a friend you can invite for dinner some time this week? Today is a good time to connect with a friend who would love hearing from you again.

Scotty