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Today I was thinking about all the different people who have been in and out of my life and how some only stick around for a short time while others stay for longer.

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People are like seasons, they come and go, and this reminded me of a poem I read years ago called, ‘Reason, Season or Lifetime’.

The poem helps you understand and appreciate each and every person who touches your life in some way. Some people are more pleasant than others but there is always something to learn from each person. Sometimes you are there for the other person to learn something.

This poem is a good reminder to appreciate each stage or season of our various relationships in order to take the learning from each one.

Reason, Season, or 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 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.

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