This morning, a dear, and a very loved lifetime treasure of a friend graced my day with these glorious words about the celebration and phases of friendship. I want to share them so you can share with those you love.
A REASON, A SEASON OR A LIFETIME
People come into your life for a Reason, Season or a Lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a Reason, it is usually to meet the need You have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficult or trying time, to provide you with guidance and support. To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a gift 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 red flag or flare you sent up has been answered. You have been helped and now it is time to more 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 choice 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.
Thank you for being a part of my life,
Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
A Very Special Thank You And Acknowledgment To The Original Author.