“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Reasons, Seasons, Lifetimes....

I suspect that most of you would have seen this before, but this poem is one of the mainstays of my belief in why e meet and loose special people in our lives...

“Reason, Season, 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.

Thank you for being a part of my life,
whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Aleksandra Lachut
After attending the funeral of a wonderful woman who I only met briefly but who inspired me to become a better person this poem ran through my head in the silent time they gave us at the funeral to reflect on her life....
Think of the good, and the bad, people you have met and make sure you can learn from each meeting and discover the reasons... the seasons.. and the lifetimes...


Kerry W said...

Thanks Cath. I've read this before and it is so true, and wonderful reminder of the people who come, go and/or stay in our lives. :)

Leisl said...

WOW! That is seriously beautiful. I love it, what a great poem. I'm going to keep that one 'cos I can relate to so much of it, as can many others.

Thanx for sharing :)

Chelle said...

I love it too. Perfect words =)

mq01 said...

clairvoyant. wow, this brings deep thoughts. ive heard this poem before but never in its entirety. and it strikes a much needed note today. thank you for posting this today witchazel, i gained much from it. would you mind if i post it as well sometime? big hugs!!!

Witchazel said...

Glad you all enjoyed the poem and MQ of course you can post it!!!