Reason, Season, Lifetime.
figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.
When someone is
in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed
outwardly or inwardly.
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 or out 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 it is now time to move on.
When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has
come to share, grow, or learn. They may
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; those things you must
build upon in order to have a solid emotional
foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/ people
(anyway); 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.
May today there
be peace within you.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing that you are a child of God.
Let His presence settle into your bones, and allow your
soul freedom to sing, dance, and to bask in the sun.
It is there for each and every one of you.
Written by: Carol A Swoyer
Sent in by C.
Jones-Sullivan. Wales UK
I'll Only Say
How many times
have we heard this saying before, our parents said it to discipline us, but
think about the words,
what do they say to you, are you under pressure by them, do they make you
feel uncomfortable. The stress of
everyday life is put on you by the severity of the words. There is no
compromise, no leverage for error in them.
But think of the pressure the one who is saying the words must be under,
they have a lot on their minds and only want
to keep whatever the situation is in perspective, by prolonging the
argument it does not solve anything, by saying
"I will only say this once" gives the person it is directed to
the chance to concentrate on what is being said so that it will
not need to be repeated, and can be dealt with there and then.
We all have had times when harsh words have hurt our feelings, we prolong
the agony by taking the words to heart,
by allowing them to fester and become larger than they were meant to be,
all our hurts and disappointments are within
this package and affect our lives and determine how we react to others.
Take this package and throw it away, imagine
putting it in a balloon and sending it off to the heavens so the angels can
deal with it. Don't try and keep it within you,
just let it go.
writing by C. Jones-Sullivan.
By: Joseph J. Mazzella
I have often felt that children are far closer to the angels than we adults
are. They seem far more ready to share joy freely and to give love
unconditionally to others. They seem to easily know how to celebrate life,
laugh, smile, and embrace delight just as God meant for all of us to do.
Nothing brought this point home to my heart more clearly than a story a
friend of mine recently shared with me about her daughter.
Her daughter while mentally handicapped has
a soul that shines brighter than a thousand suns. She loves everyone and is
never afraid to express her affection to others. Once when she was at
Church with her Mom it came time to give others the sign of peace. Now most
people do this with a handshake or a gentle touch. This little Angel Child
, however, wasn’t one to hold back on her love. She turned around and
gave a sweet, elderly lady next to her a huge hug full of both energy and
love. Later after Church that same lady with tears in her eyes approached
the girl’s Mom and spoke to her. My husband just died a week ago, she
said. I felt so alone that I was going to go home and take some pills to
end my life today, but now thanks to your little girl I believe that there
still is love in this world.
Our children can teach us so much about
love. Our children can teach us so much about joy. Our children can teach
us so much about life. Let us not ignore the lessons they give us every
day. Let us instead learn from them and share more love and joy with others
in our own lives. God loves us and put us here to love each other.
Sometimes we forget this, but thankfully God is patient and forgiving with
us. He never fails to send us joyous angels and happy children to guide us
back to love again.
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