A Reason - A Season - A Lifetime

Collage by Romare Bearden

This morning's post is one that I had put on the back burner for awhile.   After receiving an e-mail from a friend of mine this morning, I was going to send this to her (only), but instead thought it would be good to post for others to read as well.

Most of you have probably read this somewhere before, but it's like The Four Agreements - even if you've read it before, it's good to re-visit.

A Reason - A Season - A 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 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 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.

Author Unknown


Vicki Holdwick said...


I hadn't read this before and I like it!

Thanks for sharing and for being such a good friend,


Cindy Forrester said...

So awesome and a great reminder...I have not read that in a long, long time!!!! I am so glad you are in my life!!!

xoxoxoxo Cindy

emptycage said...

Thanks, Sherry, so very true. I think you came into my life for a reason, but I am keeping you for a lifetime, okay? jacki

paperqueen said...

I swear I think we met because you're my sister from another mother, lol! Not only is that book on my shelf, but Romare Bearden is one of my favorite artists!
BTW, check out my blog today for a little surprise for you!

Lori said...

Very thought provoking, and so true, Sherry!

Ange said...

This too is one of my favourites... Got a lot of those lifetime lessons happening at the moment... A time of growth. Your posts are always enlightening Sherry :-)
PS I'm about to write my post for Tuesday and link to yours...

Robin said...

Thanks for the thought provoking post!

Utah Grammie said...

You know, I had that book for years, and I can't find it now...so off to Amazon to buy another ! Thanks for the reminder and it is sooo true..

I'm glad we "met" and I look forward to a long, fun time on your blog :-)

Yarni Gras! said...

love it! I'd read that before, as you said I might have. That being said...it is a great reminder....