We all need friends like this. And we all need to take time to stop sometimes and just BE. Stop running and trying to get everything done. Don't worry, the work will still be waiting for you when you get back; it never runs away. =) But don't wait until your life is totally in control and everything is running smoothly to make time to connect and rest. Take time now. It doesn't have to be a lot. It can just be a little thing, like meeting a kindred for coffee or getting together with a few to share what's been going on in your lives. But take the time. Learn to rejuvenate. I came back from our little twelve hour getaway REJUVENATED in mind + spirit. (still physically exhausted, since there was lots of talking and not much sleeping!) But the physical doesn't matter so much anymore, when your mind + spirit are encouraged and refreshed and refueled!
Find friends like this. Be a friend like this. You will be blessed. And rejuvenated!