A Word About Relationships

I have always enjoyed reading the works of others, especially poems.

The following poem speaks to the relationships that you form with the people that you surround yourself with. It has always helped me get over any hard feelings with friendships that didn’t work out.

I admit that I am not the best at keeping in touch with people whether it be on a professional basis or with friends and family. I am the type of person who prefers to stay in and read a good book, watch a movie or do puzzles and play word games on my own. The social atmosphere of going out all the time is not really my cup of tea; I still like to have fun and hang out with friends but in small doses. This week I realized the importance of relationships and the effect that they have on people.

I want to thank everyone that is involved in my life, regardless of the amount of time.

Whether it be for a few seconds like the fellow driver who honked at me to get my attention to tell me my tire was getting flat;

A few minutes like the stranger who was nice enough to give me directions when I was lost;

A few hours like the classmate who was willing to help me study for exams;

A few days, to the colleague who took me under their wing, while I was working on a contract;

A few months, to the acquaintances who invited me to their homes when I first moved to a different province;

A few years, to my friends who give me advice when I am at a crossroads and give me the support and confidence I need when I am failing; and

A lifetime, to my fiance, my sister and my family, who do whatever it takes to give me nothing short of the life I’ve dreamed of.

I am so blessed and grateful for all of you and thought this poem would be the perfect closing thought for this post.

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 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 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 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.

— Unknown

I believe that you are only as successful as the people you keep in your life.

Do you express your gratitude to those who surround you?

Stay strong and beautiful!

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