Friday, November 12, 2010

Are You A Season or A Reason?

Everyone is in your life for a season.  This is my motto and I am sticking to it.  As I go through my photo album and look at all of the old pictures of my family and friends, I realized that life has an unexpected way of teaching you a lesson.  The person that I was then, is not who I am now.  The people who I called friend, are not people who I may consider a friend now.  How many of you are friends with the same people that you were friends with in grammar school, high school, or college?  How many of you are still close to your favorite aunt or cousin or other relatives?

If I had to live life all over again, I don't think that I would change a thing.  Relationships  are there to teach you a lesson and to make you stronger.  Relationships can be the best thing in your lifetime.  Yet, it can also hurt like hell when you have to walk away from someone that you love or care strongly about.  I have learned that from experience.  However, is it necessary to associate or stay around those who are prohibiting you from growing as a person?

Consider yourself like a baby tree.  The tree needs to be nurture and grounded for it to grow up strong and healthy.  We need to be loved and grounded for us to be safe and happy.  The tree stands through rain, wind, snow, hail, and those beautiful sunny days.  We deal with happiness, sadness, loss, pain, back-biting, lying, jealously, and so much more from those little pests that try to attach themselves to our roots.

What I am trying to say is...DON'T FEEL BAD IF YOU HAVE TO LET PEOPLE GO!  It isn't up to you to decide whether they are in your life for a season.  It is up to you to figure out that REASON!

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.
A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime