Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


For some reason I feel the need to post this again...I think I did once before but...I'm not really sure....hmmmm....
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.

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



eyechan said...

very poignant.

Paul said...

Lovely Odat !

ian said...

I hope I will fall into the third category! I don't want to just up and disappear suddenly or be around for awhile then vanish.


Roger said...

Hey thats wonderful very nice :D

Mike M said...

I knew that there was a sweet, loving woman under there!

ODAT, the people that come into our lives never totally leave us. There will always be a part of that person inside us. A memory that reminds of something special about that person.
They are only just a dream or a thought away.

Lizza said...

Lovely sentiments. We should appreciate the people who come into our lives, even though we want to kill them sometimes. :-)

Thank YOU for being part of mine, Odat.

Michael C said...

Well that was great!! And in my world, you have been in my life for a number of seasons now. Thank you!!

Patti said...

This is a wonderful post.
I am glad I met you in the blogosphere.

I believe we meet the people we are supposed to meet.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Thank you, odat. I fully agree with everything in this wonderful post.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i liked that odat. well, that and cake anyways...

smiles, bee

Open Grove Claudia said...

I love this. I don't think I've ever thought of friendships in this manner. It's a wonderful way to enjoy the people who are here and let go of those who've left.

Mike M said...

Come get your award!!

Odat said...

Thanks, my friends, for all your caring comments!

Sarge Charlie said...

well I did a warm up for you and it will make you smile

Mimi Lenox said...

How did you know I needed to hear that today my friend?

Thank you.

My Reflecting Pool said...

very nice.

Loving Annie said...

Good Wednesday eveing Odat ! I love that particular poem...

And I hope that Mark has come into my life for a lifetime !

And your blog teaches me enjoyment and pleasure and that is a very good reason to hae cyber-met you !

The CEO said...

It's really I who should be thanking you. Thank you.