Wednesday, July 27, 2005

a reason, a season and a lifetime

Of all the things I've received in e-mail over and over again, this one is the most meaningful to me.  I've learned so much from it.  It applies to my children, my grandchildren, my inlaws and ex-inlaws; it applies to my friends and my enemies.  I treasure these truths.

Reason, Season and Lifetime

People always come into your life for a reason, a season, or 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 godsend to you, and they are.

They are there for the 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 lifetime 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.


jspiker said...

What a GREAT entry. Thanks for sharing!

ksquester said...

I love this...............and what are you doing up this late????   Anne

marainey1 said...

I love this saying too !  When we look back at all the relationships we've had over these 60+ years it adds up to a lot of people.  Each one giving and taking a part of us and making us who we are today !  soooo true.   'On Ya'  - ma

boodotte said...

How true these words are.  And how blessed we are to be a part of the reasons, seasons and lives.  The longer I live, the more I realize all things happen for the good.  No regrets.  Joyce