How do you build authentic relationships? Quality Time is the usual answer, and that’s half right. It takes both quality and quantity, however, to get into the cracks and chinks of life. To get past the superficial. To take off your masks and be real.

Building relationships that can go the distance combines the resource of time with the skill of intention. Relationships can’t be rushed any more then you can hurry along the blooming of a flower. Both require adequate time and adequate care.  Care comes from being intentional-using your time with your friends to deepen your understanding of one another, to touch the hidden places of the soul, and to contribute out of your own soul. Contribute what? Wisdom, perspective, solidarity, your very presence. Your souls contribution will be many things.


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