People: A Reason, A Season, or a Lifetime

friends_smPeople come and go in our lives. There is a reason each person that touches your life. You may not realize it initially, and sometimes you never learn the exact reason.

When people come and go, it may hurt. You may not want to see them leave. Letting go can be very difficult for you at the time it is happening. The best thing you can do is share your love for them and wish them well.

On the other hand, some people stick around in your life. They become the fabric of your being. Enjoy them for who they are even if this people is NOT someone you feel warm towards! There is a reason for these people in your life as well.

You will get yourself into trouble when you attempt to figure this sort of thing out. Accept and love; that is the secret. Accept people for who they are and love them regardless. Love them if they come and stay in your life. Love them if they are only a brief passing. Love them if they are around for a few years.

After all, without joy, love, and gratitude in your life, what else is there?

Here is a great poem that exemplifies this whole concept.

People come into your path for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do with 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 they are 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 now 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 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

~ unknown author


  1. Tishia Lee on August 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Great poem. Thanks for sharing Paul. I’m really enjoying the Gratitude Burst emails!

    • Paul on August 13, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Thanks, Tishia! Glad you like it!

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