A friend recently called me to get together. Now this is one of those friends who doesn’t call very often, and her tone was marked by a sense of urgency. I knew something was up.
We looked at our calendars and found a date that would work to get together. Because she lives on the opposite side of the city, we decided to meet somewhere between her workplace and mine. I went online and searched for a Starbucks, sent her the address, typed the date into my calendar, and looked forward to getting together.
A few days later I got a call from my friend. She said, “I can’t find the Starbucks.” My heart dropped to the pit of my stomach.
I hadn’t looked at my calendar that morning. In the busyness of life and pressure of deadlines, I spaced the meeting. Continue Reading...