A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime…

I was sitting at my desk watching the raindrops trickle down the window when I was suddenly taken back by just how beautiful FALL is. (I snapped this picture with my phone camera and it doesn’t even come close to showing you what I am seeing!) It made me realize that soon, the leaves will be gone and once again I will be able to see the mountains in the distance. The same mountains that I posted about way back in March when I first started writing this blog. (Click here if you want to read that post.)

I am feeling rather nostalgic right now. So much has happened in the past 8 months since I started this journey. I feel as if my life has suddenly just begun. I feel blessed to be able to sit at this desk and write and to know that yes… someone is reading this. It is not my ego that is boosted by that fact, it is my heart.

I feel that so many people have fallen into my life, and have opened up so many doors for me. Then when I still was hesitate to walk through them, they gently nudged me on. And a few times… I will go so far as to say that some of you have down right shoved your foot up my rear to make me move. You know who you are… and I thank you for it!

I am not a religious person but I do feel that people come into your life for a reason. It reminds me of that poem… I don’t know if all of you are here for a reason, a season or a lifetime… I am just so happy you are here!

Reason, Season, or 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 wrongdoing 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.

Some 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 amount of 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 all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

— Unknown

 

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