Being there for people means being fully present for them: physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally, as well.
Sometimes we pretend to be there, but in our minds we might be thinking of all the things we have to do.
This is a big challenge for me personally. I’ll be texting five people and writing an email while trying to watch a movie with my wife, and she will tell me, “You can’t really be present while doing all these things at once.” As much as I may tell her that I can and that it’s possible, the truth is I know that I can’t, and that it’s not.
If we want to really share, we can’t be wrapped up in other things.
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