Life goes on

In life friends come and go, and your life goes on.

One day one of you just stops calling/writing/talking/chatting.  No fight, no reason, you both just stopped.

In life friends come and go, and your life goes on.

We need people – partners, friends, casual acquaintances, and even strangers – who will walk with us awhile, as we make our way to our potential.  No two people are exactly the same, and one soul certainly requires different experiences than the next.  We need to allow them to be who they are.

In life friends come and go, and your life goes on.

People come into our lives to add to, and complete the jigsaw puzzle of our time. Once all the pieces have been placed together, the puzzle is complete, thus fulfilling our journey.

In life friends come and go, and your life goes on.

Reason, Season, or Lifetime

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.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

10 thoughts on “Life goes on

  1. Baino

    Rather sad at the moment. I’m a keeper of friends, a small but valued group and one of mine is being well, ‘seasonal’ and a little distant and for no real reason other than being self-absorbed. Not new, not unusual but upsetting. Then my lifetime friends are clairvoyant and always come to the rescue.

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Baino – Not sad, just reflective. I am fortunate to have a few life long friends never more than a phone call away, others drift in and out through the years. Perhaps modern communication being so instant, makes us more conscious of these gaps. No more allowing a week for a letter to reach a destination, another for a reply to be written, and a third for it to wing the way back to complete the circle.

  3. Rummuser

    With modern communication gadgets becoming cheaper and cheaper, being in touch with people who have come into our lives becomes easier. Relationships are also two way traffic. We have to ensure that we are in touch and do not lead our friends and relatives to conclude that we do not care enough to be in regular touch with them. Face to face contacts not being possible, body language and facial expressions not available over the phone IM etc, it is more important that we convey our affection adequately. If we take care, then, our friends do not disappear.

  4. wisewebwoman

    I have reconnected with 2 long lost friends in the last 2 months. FaceBook is amazing and I am so glad that old friends use their birthnames for FB, makes them easier to find. (one had been married 4 times).

  5. Grannymar Post author

    speccy – 😀

    Ramana – As you say a little thought and care help keep a relation/friendship alive.

    Delirious – I must be the only person on the planet who does not ‘get’ Facebook.

  6. Brighid

    I’ve used FB to reconnect with a few long lost friends. With one it’s like we’ve never been apart…with much giggling and such. The others will drift away at the end of the season.
    Life long friends are few but mean the world to me. When I really need them, or they me…we’ve got each other’s back.

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Brighid – I use chat or Skype or Twitter for the giggling, and do plenty of it. If I was to add Facebook, there would never be time for cooking, dust shifting or chasing Toyboys.


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