A Reason, Season or Lifetime

Do you ever have those moments where you have a deep conversation with someone and after it’s over, you step back and go “WHOA?!”

Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. It hits you right in your heart…

Last night I had a short yet deep talk with a friend. The subject of love and support came up and we were discussing how sometimes it can come from people that you never expected.

After we talked, I was walking back to my car and just flat out started to cry (don’t judge me, people, I’m an emotional lady). Through all the years that I have gone through countless surgeries, battled depression and so on – I sat in the driver’s seat and began to see how my support system has evolved (and it continues to grow which truly amazes me). It was a little overwhelming. But I slept on a whole lot of gratitude last night, that is for sure.

People come and go and life goes on.  Moments of greatness, love, loss, weakness and sheer stupidity all test our heart and soul. It takes life from that smoothly paved road to the rickety, wooden roller coaster; flat, dull and safe to scary, fast and exhilarating. All of the people that you meet along the way have an affect on your life – the successes and downfalls, smiles and tears – ultimately shaping who you are today and who you will become.

Well wouldn’t you know that I came across this poem this morning…

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

As a blessing or a lesson, let people in. Open your arms, your heart and your mind.


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