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A Reason, A Season or a Lifetime

By Jacklyn | December 25, 2008

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
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 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.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
I hope to be able to be a blessing to you, whether it be for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Blessed Christmas!

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Topics: Affirmations, Gratitude, Greetings, Inspiration | 3 Comments »


3 Responses to “A Reason, A Season or a Lifetime”

  1. Christopher Says:
    December 31st, 2008 at 11:47 am

    What a great poem…thanks for sharing!

    I’m going to send it to everyone I know.

  2. Jacklyn Says:
    January 3rd, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Christopher,

    Welcome to my blog and I’m so happy you love the poem much too. I find it meaningful, don’t you? You are most welcome to share this poem with more friends.

    Happy New Year!

    Love, Jacklyn Ker

  3. Rudy Says:
    May 6th, 2009 at 4:59 am

    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:
    http://chicosdastardlydonedeed…..-fini.html

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