People really do enter and leave your life for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes you will feel sad when someone you consider to be a friend does something you don’t understand and suddenly you are no longer as close as you once were. Or you meet someone fleetingly who leaves footprints on your heart, never to be seen or heard of again. No matter who you meet, when and for how long they bring something to your life. They are all your reason, season, lifetime lesson people. This explains this concept beautifully…

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 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”.

— Unknown

As the above says some are here to support us, and we them, some test us, some will use us (our perception and choice to let them), while others are here to teach us. They are all important. But most important are the ones who bring out the best in us, they respect us and accept us for who we are. These are the ones worth keeping around!

Some people come into our lives and quickly go, while others become our friends and stay a while, leaving beautiful footprints on our hearts, and we’re never quite the same because we have known them and grown with them. Who and where are these people?

Reason, season, lifetime lesson people.

Ask yourself who are your reason, season and lifetime lesson people. Why are they? Once you have determined who these are, if there are any that you feel that you would like to thank, pick up the phone, and send an email or a gift. For those that you don’t want to connect with, write a note in your journal or send them a silent prayer of peace. Acknowledging with gratitude is great for the soul.

Write in your journal about each and what you bought to each other’s lives. This may be a time when many people are moving from your path. Know that this is meant to be. This space will be filled with more reason, season, lifetime people.