I was in a car accident yesterday. No one was injured, but my car sustained a lot of damage. In the hours after the accident occurred, I found myself calling my parents, checking in with friends I haven’t seen in a while, lining up lunches and coffee and walks.
I didn’t set out to do it thinking, “Whew, that was a close one, now I really know what’s important to me.” But that’s what my actions were expressing.
If you asked me the minutes before the accident what my priorities are, I would have told you that my relationships with the people I care about are the most important thing to me. But I don’t always act that way.
Why wait until we have a close call, a reminder? What can happen today that puts your most important priority front and center?