Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What kind of friend are you? Reason, Season, or Lifetime

Reason, Season, or 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 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.

— Unknown

I start today by asking the question, what type of friend are you? Have you ever asked yourself that? I like to think of myself as a lifetime friend. Everyone I meet, I bond with and open up too, and when I call you a friend, know that I mean that for life. As I take this journey through life I have come through obsticles and phases of life. I have had friends that were there for REASON. They guided me through those times where I needed someone the most. I needed knowledge and they were there guiding me through. I always wonder where they are now, and hope that they are good where ever they may be. Then come those SEASONS of change. These are the friends that have helped me transition from place to place. They have offered all they could through their time, and have moved on. Because in life change is good. I am not good with change. Change is a scary factor in my life. Scary because it is unknown. Scary because it changes my NORM. I am a creature of habit. Change my world and you change my life. My SEASONS are never the same. They come and go, and time will only tell what the next SEASON will bring. But in my life I have my LIFETIMERS who have been there through thick and thin, my highs and lows, my every stumble. LIFETIMERS are forever in my life to help me and me to help them. We balance each other.

I am only weeks away from my wedding. This is a moment in my life like no other and I am so glad that I have my LIFETIMERS to share it with. Life gets complicated but it takes a great group of LIFETIMERS to see you through it. In my case my bestfriends, I love them. And now, my future husband, my fiancee, MY NEW BESTFRIEND, my rock, my love, will be a part of the LIFETIMERS club.

If I am a REASON in your life, I hope to be a good reason. I hope to pass on the knowledge that I have gained from my REASONS. I hope to be good to you, as God put me in your life for that REASON.

If I am a SEASON in your life, I hope to come with great change. Change is what makes the world turn. I hope to to guide your through you storm, pick you up when your wind is knocked, shake you off and leave you standing stronger.

If I am a LIFETIMER in your life, I hope to be the your shoulder to lean on, the hand that you need, the wind beneath your wings, and a friend above all. I may not always know or have the answer but together we can do it all. We can conquer, we can quest, adventures here we come, for this ship forever sails.

And those that have touched my life, I say THANK YOU.

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