Please don’t call me busy.

Busy means I don’t have time to talk on the phone.

Busy means I can’t come to your house for coffee.

Busy means there are more important things in life than you.

And that’s simply not true.

If I tell you I’m too busy, it means I’ve done a bad job of creating margins in my life.

It means I need to reorganize my priorities. Get off the socials. Turn off the TV. Let loose some people who no longer fit into this season or who I am becoming.

Busyness is not a badge of honor.

It’s an insult and an indication of something happening within me, not within you.

I’m sorry if I ever made you feel like I’m too busy.

You are worth time and consideration and a great big hug if we’re close enough to touch.

So this is me, slowing down and promising, I’ll be never too busy for you.