The eternal optimist only wants to believe that relationship is going to be everlasting for a lifetime.
For instance, sometimes we meet someone we fall in love with.
This person is happy, full of life, and live with a zest-free-spirited person who trusts God completely.
We worry a lot or may feel anxious.
So, we also learn to become free like them and have more fun with life.
Lifetime relationships are an integral part of our lives as they are with us for a long time.
Often these are family relationships or long-term relations that accept and love us unconditionally.
Our parents are with us for decades and are there with us in our thick and thin times.
We learn to accept the lesson and apply it to our life.
Parents, siblings, lifelong friends help develop a reliable support system and contribute to who we are as a person.
Why Are They Here For a Reason, Season, Lifetime?
Our partners come to us to fulfill a need, teach a lesson, or help us to apply those lessons in our lives.
Our job is to accept the lessons and be grateful to the person who blesses us with this learning gift. Whether they are there for a reason, season, or a lifetime, we must realize one thing – their role in our lives is indispensable.
We must value their presence as they are God sent.
Sometimes They Leave…
When they leave, we need to see separation positively rather than perceiving it as a tragic event.
Sometimes I wrestle with the thought of how our friends leave.
I have had friends who leave suddenly.
I never saw them alive again.
Sometimes I find out years later. Sometimes not at all.
Is it better that we saw no one grow old sick and leave?
How we respond to the separation makes us grow mentally, emotionally, and physically.
This poem inspired me “Reason, Season, or Lifetime” which teaches us about accepting the impermanence of relationships and recognizing the lessons that affect our lives.
Reason Season Lifetime Poem
People come into our life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
When we figure out which it is, we know exactly what to do.
When someone is in our life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need we have expressed outwardly or inwardly.
They assist us through difficulty, provide us with guidance and support, and aid us physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for a reason. We need them to be.
Then, with no wrongdoing on our part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die.
Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up or out and force us to take a stand.
We realize that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, and their work is done.
The prayer we sent up has been answered, and it is now time to move on.
When people come into our life for a SEASON, our turn shares grows or learns.
They may bring us an experience of peace or make us laugh. They may teach us something we have never done.
They usually give us an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it! It is real! But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach our lifetime lessons; those things we must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation.
Our job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway), and put what we have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of our life.
It is said that LOVE is blind, but FRIENDSHIP is clairvoyant.
— Traci Smith
Reason Season Lifetime Summary
What is the meaning of relationships for a reason, season, or lifetime?
People come into our lives for a Reason, Season, or Lifetime.
Some people come into our lives for a reason.
Like our Godsent guide, they help us physically, emotionally, or spiritually. Their presence completely transforms our lives.
They might be there to fulfill our needs or offer us something new to learn.
They can open an all-new doorway in our life—things we may have never discovered by ourselves.
Once the purpose for which they came into our life is served – they leave.
They may no longer feel connected to us anymore and leave us.
Sometimes they die.
No one lives forever.
The end of this relationship might leave us too devastated to mourn.
However, once we can see the truth, we can let it go quickly.
I have many people who enter my life to make me realize my strengths.
They see my potential and show me possibilities.
I have changed my career path just because someone helped me recognize my gift.
Some are there to journey along and share and celebrate my life with me in all my moments.
They entered my life for a particular season and helped us do something we have never done or taken me to a place I have never been to before.
They inspire us and aid us in realizing our true potential.
It is during these times, we learn, grow, and expand further.
Such people are also there for a limited period.
They also come and go, just like a season.
Once a season gets over, it’s time for them to take off.
Our job is to learn from our experience with them and be grateful for what they taught us.
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