Friday, November 10, 2006

Are Your Friends Here for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime?




Many of us are fortunate enough to have friends who are a consistent part of our lives throughout all our ups and downs. However, sometimes others we consider friends appear to enter, then depart from our lives for reasons we try to, but don't always, understand. This piece nicely explains the flow of people in and out of our lives.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
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.
Then people come into your life for a SEASON, b ecause 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.

8 comments:

Kalinka said...

A vida é maravilhosa porque é uma "combinação maravilhosa de bem-estar e sofrimento".
É esta combinação que dá cor à vida.
Tal como os vilões dos filmes, os maus momentos têm o seu papel: se não existirem vilões não poderão existir heróis.
É tão simples como isso. Os maus momentos dão origem e sentido aos bons momentos...
que tal...estou divagando.

CONVIDO PARA O MAGUSTO.
Aparece por lá, já tenho tudo na mesa, castanhas assadas, nozes, figos secos e jeropiga, despacha-te...enquanto estão quentinhas as castanhas...Traz o marido e a filha
Bom fim de semana.
Beijo.

MiaHari said...

Olá, Teresa,

Dar... e receber, com o sentido de amor que deve construir as nossas vidas (To give... and receive, whith the sense of love that must built our lives)!
Ora... deixa treinar o meu inglês...

Um abraço.

MiaHari said...

Olá, Kalinka,

É verdade, sim, a vida são combinações... devemos, pois, tirar o melhor partido de todas as situações por forma a encontrarmos cada um a seu modo, o melhor equilíbrio possível!
Obrigada pelo convite para o Magusto, que só agora vi, pois desde 6a.feira à noite que não me sentava frente ao computador...
Espero que tenham tido momentos agradáveis.

Beijinho.

MiaHari said...

Teresa,

Desculpe o meu engano, deixei aqui, também no seu espaço, um comentário que deveria ter deixado no espaço da Kalinka...
Mas vou agora inseri-lo no post da Kalinka!

Beijinho.

Era uma vez um Girassol said...

"People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime"
Muito bonito, este post sobre a amizade.
É bom ter amigos para a vida toda, mas muitas alguém entra na nossa vida para nos apoiar, ajudar...
E depois de terminada a missão, sai.
Fiquei a pensar...
Muito interessante!
Beijinhos

greentea said...

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


exactamente, porque nada acontece por acaso!

um abraço, com arvores

Cristina said...

Olá Teresa,
Vou escrever em inglês, pois sei que compreendes e para mim é mais fácil, rs!
Thank you so much for the beautiful words you left on my blog on the post dedicated to my son's birthday and his teenage problems. I would love to create another discuss group, but I recently joined one here in town, and although I have only gone once, it has already helped me. I'm also seeing a counselor, and my son is as well. I have been seeing him for about 2 months now, and my son has gone 2 times in the last 2 weeks. I'm hoping that things will get better, as I couldn't take it anymore with his attitude, lack of respect, etc. etc....
I will ad your link to my blog, so I can come back and visit you
:)
Kisses

elsa nyny said...

Linda!!!

Tá lindo o texto!
Adoro a tua Amizade!!!
Que nada espera e tudo dá!!!


Beijinhos do coração!!!