Friends – For Reasons or Seasons

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Friends and more friends……. I decided to write out a list of my friends. In my attempt to not leave anyone out, I decided to “group” my friends from old to new, then another list from past to lifelong. It started out as an easy enough list, but as the list grew I found myself adding not only more friends, but more categories. The more I focused on my list of friends, the more the categories began to overlap.

I recently had a similar discussion with my daughter about the many different types of friends. Do you always have the same kind of friends? No, friends are different in every way, unique in their own right. What if you don’t see those friends often? Will they forget you? No, that’s the great thing about friends – you never forget. Ever. There will be those that are so much a part of who you are and who you become, that they will always be a special part of your life. I am blessed to have those.

I was overwhelmed looking at my list of friends. More than the list, I mentally took note of  each name and what made them great. I have friends that connect me to my childhood, school years, college and throughout my adult life. Don’t misunderstand my great list of friends as boastful, I am fortunate and some remain in a state of friendship “grace.” I never had one name that I had to cross out because they were no longer my friend. Strange? Not really. Not when you consider the fact that friends do come and go, but they continue to hold their purpose in the course of your life. Thus, the reason for re-posting this awesome poem.  I have found that it speaks volumes of truth.

People come into your life for a REASON, a SEASON or a LIFE TIME.

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that 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 though 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 and end.

Sometimes they die.
Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes the act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realized is that our need has been met,
our desire fullfilled,
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.

LIFE TIME Relationships  teach you life time lessons things you must built upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.

You job is to accept the lesson. Love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and are as of your life.
It is said that Love is blind but Friendship is Clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life. Whether  you were, a REASON, a SEASON or a LIFE TIME.

6 thoughts on “Friends – For Reasons or Seasons

  1. I’m a mess of tears now… Baruch Hashem for giving me YOU as my lifetime friend… I, too, am blessed beyond measure with a tree whose branches fall over from the weight of the fruit of friends… I love you! ❤

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