I once knew a woman who was so bright….so generous, loving, kind, funny and wise.
I was going through some changes after high school and was going through difficulties with some one my friendships. I was finding out who my real friends were…one of them being her son. Her name was Louise and I will never forget her.
I decided to share this poem today because I am, once again going through a difficult time with realizing who my true friends are. I thought of this poem and hoped it would help me accept some changes in my life and to just accept that there are some people in my life who aren’t meant to be there the way that I would like them to be or to be there as long and as much as I need them to be.
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 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.
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.
Rest in the sweetest peace Louise.
I’ll never forget you or this poem that brings me such clarity at times.