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Friends for a Season, for a Reason or for a Lifetime? April 28, 2010

Posted by sunflower71 in Uncategorized.

Back to my subject of yesterday….Friendship…

But first things first….

Thank you 1950’s Housewife and gozo77 for your comments.  I can see that my words struck a chord with you.

For those unfamiliar with this Season/Reason/Lifetime friendship reasoning, here it is as I received it some months ago from a friend who, when we first met in 1989 at the start of our University course seemed to be a season friend but more than 20 years later we are still going strong … it seems to be turning out  a lifetime one.

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.

I had come across this or a similar version in 1998 but never managed to trace it again until recently.  Since then I’ve seen this proved over and over again.  At least for me this is true.

So it was quite amazing that two other persons thought of precisely this when reading yesterday’s post.



1. Marky - April 28, 2010

Thanks a lot for this post!!!

I really needed some sort of justification why to end a particular friendship.. Now it all seems much more clear!!!

wish you a peaceful night

2. sunflower71 - April 29, 2010

Glad to have been of some help Marky

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