I like to spend time with my friends. Some friends I want to spend more time with than with others. It just makes sense. I have one friend I’d like to spend more time with than I do, and I hope the feeling is mutual.
A few nights ago, we had a chance and I indicated as much while talking with her. Essentially, she said, “I’ll see you a different time.” She chose instead to attend the temple that night and spend time with her family.
Although I may have been slightly disappointed, I have to be grateful that I have friends who have solid priorities and place them first. As I try to be better, I realize I must have my priorities in a similar order: God, family, friends. (School might fit in there somewhere, but finals are over and we won’t discuss school for a while.)
I, therefore, am grateful to have one friend remind me of priorities and where mine should be. Mine may not have been far from that, but spending time together would have altered hers and I didn’t intend that when I suggested we spend time together. So, friend, thank you for (possibly unknowingly) sticking to your priorities. I appreciate your example and what you taught me.