This week, a small community I belong to lost a loving person. This blog post is in her memory.
Have you heard of the quote that explains people come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime? I felt Mary Rose came into my life for a reason and a season. She was bright, cheery, and called my name with a cadence.
When I had a law school exam, was in a rush to get coffee, or get to class because I was late, she said, “Hi, Gee-nah!” She taught me to be thankful for the present. She taught me to be thankful in perseverance. She taught me to continue to be selfless and continue to give because others will appreciate this when it means so much to them.
Mary Rose left and I owed her something. I previously loaded LSAT study materials onto a thumb drive for her. She ended up losing part of the file. She gave me a thumb drive to place LSAT study materials on them for her and I still feel like I owe her. The Nerf Gun thumb drive sits on my desk in its package, unopened, with the intent that she was determined to go to law school one day. I learned from her also how important it is to live with intent and up to your dying day, live with purpose and strength. I will miss her tremendously. I am thankful she was in my life for a reason, even if, for a season.
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 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 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.
When 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.