Sunday, February 28, 2010

~ A Reason, a Season, or A Lifetime ~

Losing 2 friends in 2 days has been rough. I'm trying hard to remember this:

A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or
a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you
will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON . . . It is
usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have
come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you
with guidance and support, to aid you physically,
emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a
godsend, 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 walk away.
Sometimes they act up 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 now it is time to move on.


When people come into your life for a SEASON . . .
Because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.
They 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 amountof joy.
Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.


LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things
you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional
foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the
person, and put what you have learned to use in allother
 relationships and areas of your life. It is saidthat love is
 blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
~ Author Unknown
 
xoxo
Pat

4 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I had missed your post about the second friend. I'm so sorry, really there are no words to make you feel better. I'm thinking of you.

Sue

Julie Harward said...

Hum...good thoughts. I believe too that God brings people into our lives for his reasons sometimes too. I hope you will have a better week this week. :D

Journey said...

I'm sorry for your losses. Your post is very insightful....many lessons to be learned there. Thank you for sharing.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Pat I truly hope your doing better today girl...I emailed you back the other day and have yet to hear from you...Hope all is well...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria