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Everyone Has Something to Teach Us ..

The following was sent to me at work and I think its just wonderful. It is written by BRIAN  A CHALKER.

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.

The, 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 walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. Sometimes they die. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. Your need has been answered, and now it is 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 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.

Thank you for being part of my life.


Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 152 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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i belive that also

This is nice in theory; but falls under fate. If people fell into your life for a reason there would be no divorce. Everyone would get married and evryone would be happy.

Chihahua, not exactly that easy. I do believe we are here to learn lessons. What lessons would we learn if we were all happy? I don't think anyone has the right answer. Sure some really crappy things happen in lfe...I don't know why, i don't think anyone does. We all go through good times and bad, we are supposed to learn from these experiences, pass them on, teach others etc. I could be wrong, but I don't think anyone knows for sure.....

This brought tears to my eyes...

Tasmin, This post touched me and it really made me think about some of my relationships. BRAVO on such a well written post.

It is very nice to get all this praise but I must reiterate that I did not write the piece .. it was sent to me at work and I just love reading it.

Tas, Your story reminds me of a situaton I recently experienced. I moved into Senior living apartments. One of the ladies toldd me not to get to attacfhed to my neighbors because they might be leaving. I could not follow her advice, as I am a person who loves quickly. Later after loosing some of my new friends to nursing homes, and death, I told the woman that she was wrong. What yoou must do is love quickly, share your life quickly and tell your new friend that you love and cherish them because they may onlly be with you a short time.<br />
I even had the blessing of putting my arms around a friend and telling him that I lovedd him as he was dying. I am so glad that I could surround him with love as he went home.


I don't believe people come into our lives for a reason. But I think we should be able to learn something from every person who comes into our lives. If we can't, we're not paying attention.

Thank you .. I certainly think we can learn something from everyone we come into contact with ..

just as love is a journey, so too is life, and the people who enter and exit it...<br><br />
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awesome post, tasmin - thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of writing with us... :)

So true, and thank you for reminding me of this simple truth....peace...SS

Thanks for the reminder. I just "lost" a friend who was here for a reason. All of the friendships I've cultivated have been here for a reason or a season. I haven't been fortunate enough to have a lifetime relationship with anyone. I imagine those types of relationships are rare and should be treasured : )

thank you so much, i really needed this tonight. it opened my eyes about someone who has come into my life! Time to move on ; )

Very well summed up.<br />
I agree and can look at a relationship i just formed in that kind of manner.

I couldn't agree more with this post---I have had numerous people come and go in my life-majority of my experiences have made me grow immensely-had my heart broken-and it healed-and I grew from the experience-stronger I might add-I've had friendships for my entire life with some people-others are new-I'm thankful for all of them!

I m ne w tothis site my name is Deborah I am really going though difficult time, the was a time i belived my husband was my soul mate, but after what hes done, my heart no longer belives that, my heart is broken, do you think it can mend? I ahve no happiness in my life, i once was a thriving registered nurse administrator who over saw 30 nurses and 250 children with disabilites i am now disabled and feel like a faliure

I completely agree .....i think that everything that happens, including people, happen for a reason. This was a hard post to read because my best friend who ive have been friends with for 8 years has recently just stopped talking to me....and im not good with change...and i hate losing Im still having trouble accepting it. Nice post! It's beautiful

And I believe that everything happens for a reason. Today is my very first day on this site I was feeling kinda down I really needed to read something uplifting. Thank you tasmin

Sallam..<br />
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Yes people come in our lives for some reasons but not for only good reasons for bad and good both ,, yaa some time people comes in life for a good reason but they did not live always with u and u cannot hold them for whole life.. although u want that they live forever with u but they are out of ur control and u can only wish to have them always.. in this situation some time they become the reasons of sadness for whole life.. .. <br />
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God bless u all.. me new here.. :)

This is so true and poetic and sad and misserable all at once. Only the best things in life allow u to feel so much.

Even those who pass by us are there for reasons, and good ones. Remember the good times and be grateful for them I say.

This is really nice and so true.

Amazing :)

Thank You.

I love this , should print it out

yeah thanks

Beautifully written and true

ur story, is so true and it made me cry.

I believe in that. I've read what you wrote before. when I think about it, it's true.