Whenever friends and family visit me here in Perth, I’d make the effort to spend time with them no matter how inconvenient or how expensive it may turn out to be. In fact, money does not even factor into the considerations. Good company and treasured friendships are priceless. The way I look at it is: how often do they come by after all? Being hung up on the inconvenience and the cost would be completely missing the point.
How much would you spend on an expensive piece of clothing, jewellery, a shiny gadget or a toy? $500? $1000? $2000 even? How much would the extra fuel and a nicer than normal meal to treat a friend cost? $100? $200? How can you even compare?
If you value mere things over human connection, then your values are wack. If you deem a rare occasion too costly or too inconvenient to make an effort for, that I’m not worth it, well that’s ok. I’m not the one missing out and there’s more time, and more me, left over for those who are truly worthy of it. 😉