I am taking my connections with people for granted less these days. Having an option breeds complacency, today is too busy, there’s always a chance to reach out to that person tomorrow. When you can no longer meet up with a friend for a coffee, or a drink, when that option has been removed indefinitely, you realize that you never had any option. The complacency and comfort you felt was an illusion. You are either in the act of connecting or you are not. Your circle is either engaged with you in a moment or they are not. There is no standby mode.