People Come Into Your Life For A Reason, A Season Or A Lifetime

People Come Into Your Life For A Reason, A Season Or A Lifetime
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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.

Then 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.

How much of this poem, can you relate to?

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15 comments:

Mark said...

This is an excellent poem. Thanks for sharing.
It is all so true, people do come into our life because we manifest them to teach us lessons, to support us, to help us on our journey, once they have done what it was they came to do, they often move on. We should never be hurt by this, much to the contrary, we should pause and give thanks for the time they are with us and the lessons they taught us.

Matty said...

That's a wonderful poem, I'm sure everyone can relate to. Everyone I've ever met has touched me in some way,,somehow, even for just a moment.
Some people I've kept in my life, and others have moved on.

Enhance Life said...

Hi Mark, Matty,
When I read the poem I said to my self, "wow, that's my life they are talking about!" So I thought of sharing it.

Thank you for your comments.
Shamelle

Lisa said...

Shamelle,

I've had every aspect of that poem happen to me.

When my husband first left me, I felt like a nerdy mom of two little kids, and wondered how I was ever going to date again. Enter a woman from school that I met through someone else who was very glam and confident...she basically took me under her wing by being compassionate about my situation over coffee and muffins every morning after dropping the kids off at school, and hanging out with her made me realize that I could be a mom AND be desireable as well. She had sent me a beautiful card with a handwritten note that we would be dying each other's hair when we were old and gray. However, when I had to go back to work, and I moved out of my house and to another town (a less "glamorous" town, but charming nonetheless), our relationship ended. She never responded to my invitations to come by on my day off and see the house. It was if I wasn't worthy of being her friend anymore. But what I realized was that my confidence to take the bull by the horns must've meant to her that she wasn't "needed" anymore, and I noticed that I was one in a long line of "needy" women that she befriended and then "de-" friended!

And so...

I could never figure that relationship out, because she had been there for me when I needed her, but then she disappeared. I had gotten the poem you posted in an email about two years ago, and it hit me...she was my "reason" friend. Without her, I wouldn't have been able to gain any confidence to go out into the world on my own, even though that wasn't her intention.

You know what, this would make a good post, I think I'll write about my "reason, season, lifetime" friends! And I'll give your blog credit for giving me the idea!

Take good care,
Lisa

Valeria said...

"If you cannot be a poet, be the poem."
-- David Carradine

Thank you for the inspiration, Shamelle.

Enhance Life said...

Hi Lisa,
Thank you very much for being open and sharing your experiences.
I sometimes find it to differenciate between the "reason" and "season" friends ;-0)

Shamelle

Enhance Life said...

Hi Valeria,
Thank you for the lovely quote.

Shamelle

Matt said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog, and I am happy you enjoyed your visit.
I really like the work you do here, and so I have added your blog to my blogroll.

Keep up the great work! :)

Enhance Life said...

Hi Matt,
You too have a wonderful blog. I really enjoyed reading it.
Thank you for your kind words regarding my blog.

Shamelle

Jersey Girl said...

Thx for stopping by.

I love tihs...it's one of my favorites that floats around, and it really hits it dead on. Thx for sharing!

thushara said...

Very true.. Very nice one

Anonymous said...

My life has been series of disappointments and repeated "let downs" by family and friends. Yet at the same time I have found myself all too often to be the one who walks away, turning my back on those who believed they needed me. My relationships have fallen into the category of seasonal. This poem written by alvin C Romer has been an inspiration since reading it several months ago. It has helpe give meaning to what has appeared as pointless relationships. It has helped me through some very difficult times.

d.edlen said...

There is a reason why the technique of reflection when communicating with someone works. We seek our own reflection in others naturally. Our brains seem to like similarities to help us categorize, so if we've done any self-analysis, we've got categories about ourselves that we then fit others into. This happens unconsciously too, so sometimes we're not totally aware of why someone is in our lives until we find that connection, that lesson we're able to find that can sometimes later seem to be the whole reason for the relationship. Good and positive.

Peace.

Anonymous said...

My boss shared this poem with me when I was going through a very difficult time in my life, I have thought about it every day since and it is so true! you cant go wrong if you keep this in mind!

Anonymous said...

well its good when u try to judge others in ur life.. But wot bout oneself? I felt like i'm someone's lifetime and thn it ended like a season??

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