A friend from my high school days led me to this inspirational writing. **Thanks Vicki** While it didn't change my situation - it certainly helped changed my perspective on things and, in time, help me move forward.
Moving forward is the greatest challenge many people face after any loss... Whether Love, career, life.
There's often a reason for it that will materialize in the future. Maybe you were meant to learn a lesson in those roles and you‘ve learned it. Maybe you were meant to meet someone (a future client, a new friend or a future soul mate) and you've met them so it's time to move on. Or maybe you were meant to help someone -and having fulfilled your duty it's time to move on. You won't know the reason until years later - or never at all. So just accept the decision and accept that there may be a grander plan being played out... and move on.
When dealing with any kind of loss we know that time is a great healer. And with time, people who have lost (jobs, friends, family) often come to realize that what once seemed like a disaster, in fact happened for a reason. And that quite often, redundancy was not a set back, but the start of a brand new season..
The short story I am referring to:
A Reason, a Season, or a 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 wrong doing 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 realise 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.
When 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.
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