Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Reason A Season A Lifetime

I was talking to a friend a few weeks ago that was really upset about losing her mother and losing her mom's caretaker. She became very close to her mom's caretaker and thought of her as family.
she was with them for 5 years.. But right before her mom died the caretaker Irene left and returned to her home in the Philippines.  My friend felt abandoned.

It reminded me of a poem  I once read.  I couldn't remember all the words, but today I googled it and found it.  I thought I would share it.

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

When someone comes 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 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 and inconvenient time, this person will do something to to bring the relationship to and end.
Sometimes they act up or force you to take a stand.
Sometimes they die, sometimes they walk away.
What we must realize is that our need or desire is fulfilled, their work is done.
your need has been answered, and now it is time to move on.

When people come into your life for a Season..... It is because your turn has come to share, grow, 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 and 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


  1. i love this poem!! Its so true. I always wonder why out of billions of people on this planet we only meet certain ones!!

  2. Stregga I love it!! Thank you for sharing. It was just what I needed to read today!

  3. I wrote this in the 7th grade about the passing away of my adopted Grand Father.
    I know that theres no way to absolutely verify this, but no one other than a guy named Steven “Drew” Chalker has proclaimed this as his.
    Honestly, I’m glad to maintain my “Author Unknown” status.
    So. Just to put it out there. I thought that I’d share my full version with you on my blog: