A Reason, A Season, or a Lifetime?

27 12 2007

Which Are you?
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 fulfilled; 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…..

Copyright 2000 – Brian A. “Drew” Chalker

Clary’s take on this:

Today I reflect upon this piece of writing I’ve seen circulating around my friends’ blog. I think about the present and past, everything that has brought me to where I am today and that has made me who I am as well. It hasn’t been an easy journey, at times there was agony and dispare but there was also joy and hope. Certain events changed me forever, altering the true essence of who I was, changing it into something I’m not, in order to protect my heart. Perhaps I didn’t understand that certain people where there only for a SEASON.

A New Year always urges us to reflect upon life, goals and dreams. We look back at the year past and measure how far we went at all levels in our own life in relationship to those around us. I guess I’m beginning to do so. There are a lot of unfinished projects that will need to be carried on 2008. I’m looking forward to many other experiences and opportunities in the New Year and as I continue to learn to detect the kind of relationships that come my way, I will be able to take the best from each and everyone of them.

One thing that life, with its daily trials and challenges, haven’t been able to take from me is my ability to dream and to continue to work towards them no matter what. I now let myself be guided by instinct which is something I disregarded in the past. I appreciate life now at different levels and respect the fact of our finite earthly existence. It’s not easy to come to the realization that those I love might not be here with me before too long but it’s something I need to accept and embrace.

Another lesson I’ve learned is that time heals nothing, we might think its healed because we somehow remove ourselves from the place, person or situation, but we carry with us all its effects.

So I look forward to the future only looking into the past to draw the lessons I needed to learn and them bring forth the best I can I offer according to my knowledge and experience. There is always a better day if I look for ways to make it so, but at the same time being ready for the difficult times. It’s life and I need to learn to ride the waves it brings to my shore.