Poem: Reason, Season And Lifetime

Poem: Reason, Season and Lifetime: People always come into your life for a reason...

Reason, Season and Lifetime


"People always come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

When you 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,

or to provide you with guidance and support,

to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend to you, 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 just 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.

And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall,

the season eventually ends.


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 in your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being part of my life."......UNKNOWN

PEACE & LOVE TO YOU ALL-----Kat  :)  
catwhiskers catwhiskers
31-35, F
6 Responses Sep 1, 2010

Hey Kat, thank you from somewhere really deep. I have never come across this before and while reading it wanted to take it from the monitor, fold it up, put it in my pocket, and take it with me to refer to it throughout my daily walks. I have my version of it's timeless wisdom, but much poorly said, and on a much duller canvass.... Like your joy about The Peter Principle title from me, this is that from you!<br />

I have only this year clearly seen and accepted this truth. I have always resisted and felt such sorrow when someone's time with me ended. I suppose it's only natural when we come to love someone to want them to be there forever. I am learning to just be grateful for whatever time I am granted with those I care about. Thank you for sharing this. :)

What would be your reason, for the persons love, to come in to your life for more than a season, but for less than a lifetime.

I definitely agree, I know what you are talking about! Food for thought.

Hi Kat, Yes this poem is lovely. I always try to make love last a life time but I have found sometimes it does come for a reason and then ends when the reason has been realized or for a season and the season ends. It's always hard for me to let the person go but do manage to let go in the end even if I don't do it in as lady like mannor as I should. I still think life long loves are the best. Nice post, dear.

Thank you very much Eric.<br />
Yes...this poem has been around a long time.<br />
However, when I read it...I still find it very inspiring!<br />