January 20, 2008 4:37am CST
People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually. They may seem like a god send to you, and they are. They are there for a reason,you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die, Sometimes they just walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on. When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season. And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, the season eventually ends... LIFETIME, relationships teach you a lifetime of lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway);, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
2 responses
• United States
20 Jan 08
That is so true. I'm realizing more and more that life is about seasons. I'm starting to learn how to let go of friendships that have clearly served their purpose, and move on to new and often better ones. Sometimes it's hard, though, when you really care about a friend but you (or they) know it's time to move on.
• India
21 Jan 08
Yes e1 i have come across failed friendships,those friendships that had their roots in jealousy,misery, and carelessness....But Time never waits for u and we have to move on...As the famous book "Who Moved My Cheese " suggests...let bygones be bygones..... Well...Thanks for responding...
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
20 Jan 08
Very true indeed. I have heard of this before. Thanks for reminding me. =) Everything happens for a reason. Likewise, people come into your life for a reason. Some may bring trouble or unhappiness to you. However, it's through these people that we learn patience, strength and the true meaning of happiness. It's through unhappiness that we learn what is happiness. When I was younger, I always feel sad that I have lost contact with friends whom I used to be close with. As I grow up, I realize it's the memories that are more important. They have brought beautiful memories and I will cherish them. As for now, I will cherish all my good friends and family as I want them to be in my life for a lifetime.
• India
20 Jan 08
Absolutely correct,I believe Mistakes are more of our Friends than Foes.....At times the mistake of choosing the imperfect person teaches worldly lessons which we never think of though out our lives...Definitely such people come in our lives for a reason and teach us numerous values in disguise which r gone unnoticed.... Thanks for sharing....Have a gr8 day ahead...