I have this friend named Elli.
She is always there for me.
But she is also a real pain.
She calls out to me to pay attention to her at the most inconvenient times.
She doesn’t complain that I don’t pay attention to her as often as I should but I know she aches for my attention.
Each time I see her I feel a twinge of guilt because I haven’t given her any attention so sometimes it’s easier to close the door on her.
Since we met there have been long stints of time – years even – that I would ignore her, yet she is still here.
In the past couple of months I have used her when I have been angry or needed something to do while I waited for blood sugars on the kids – even in the late night hours.
She doesn’t mind being used as a time waster but I also get so worked up after spending time with her that I can’t sleep.
When I do spend time with her I feel good but after my entire body aches.
She only wants what’s best for me and doesn’t ever judge me.
I think it’s time I commit to being a better friend to Elli.
Meet Elli –