20 April 2012

A-Z Challenge Day 18 - R

R is for Reason and...

We all experience dark moments in our lives, and it was during such a patch in my life that I came across this 'poem' below.
Now, it has become something I keep on me always when I am in need of regaining my prespective on life.

A Reason, A Season, or A Lifetime?

People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime.
When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are. They are there for a 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 just walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilleed; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.
They may 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. And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, the season eventually ends.

LIFETIME, relationships teach you a lifetime of lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway);, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being part of my life.....

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Susan Roebuck said...

Awww... you're so right. I'm here for a lifetime LOL (intermittently, but a lifetime). Great post for R

Jenny S. Morris said...

This poem has helped me on more than one occasion. It is SO true.

Betty Alark said...

That is so beautiful, Sherry!

Very meaningful and worth keeping for remembrance!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Susan, those kind of friends are extra special. Glad you enjoyed this.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Jenny, If I remember, I'll share another very special piece for 'T'. the two together kept me sane at a time when the world and everything in it was going bonkers.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thank you Betty. It may not be a 'person' but it came into my life when i needed it most, and will remain with me for as long as I live, so I guess that puts it in the Lifetime category :-)