Greetings from my remote office in Sun Valley!
As always, I find your voice to be positive and forward thinking. I love it! As for what to say and not say... I... kind... of... I'll just say it. I'm really sick of people getting offended. If a friend says "I'm really busy", I'm going to ask if I can help. I'm not going to take it as a personal insult. Sigh. Obviously, you weren't talking about her not being busy. Sheesh. Anyway, that's my 2 cents. Probably not the most popular opinion but it's the one I have. Although, as I consider this for a moment longer, I will say that at one time in my life, I may have gotten offended by something like that but I had to learn that it's not always about me. I learned that and now I don't get offended. It's a crazy world. Why get upset over things if there isn't a constructive lesson on the other side of it?
Lovely note and your message of “I’m so busy” really resonated with me. We should never be so busy that we can’t make intentional time for a cherished friendship or loved one. Thank you. And you’re in my happy place, SV. I’m summering at the other end of the state, currently in Priest Lake, ID.