Measuring Importance

We had dinner the other night with some friends, one of whom has known my wife for 30 years — since they were eight. More amazing is that that still live near each other and can get together. In a generation that has become increasingly spread apart and scattered, this is a rare thing. I have been part of an email conversation with three friends for over 15 years. It ebbs and flows, but we have been doing a group email through everything life has thrown at us, our victories and our failures, marriages and jobs, moves and tragedy. It's just email, but it's so much more.

We make time for what is important to us. What have I made time for? And what should I make time for? These are the questions I find to be most helpful.