Recently, I think about friends who come into my life and then leave my life like they have never entered before. I used to have some friends at university, who I do think that we really had lots of time working with each other through various assignments or projects. Then we left university for our own way after graduation and we found it difficult to find a reason for us to have a face-to-face chat again. We may chat with each other and we keep promising that we will meet each other in the future should we have time but we all know that all of these promises would be never realized.
I chatted with an elder friend of mine today and shared with her about my next trip, which I have told her sometimes in the past. She is about to come back to Vietnam this late August and then come to the UK this September with her husband while I am going to Taiwan this late August and will not get back to Vietnam until the beginning of December. When she said that we would not meet each other this year and should we have chance to meet each other again in the future, such chance should be very low. As a part of growing up, I have been acquainted to the fact that people come and go but when it comes to making some plans for future meet-ups, I really feel kind of emotional as I know that we may not have any reason to talk like we used to talk like this again.
Coincidently, four years ago, I read this quote and found it totally matched with what I have experienced recently:
“People come into your path for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do with 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 they are 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 now 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 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
~ Unknown author~