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A Reason, a Season or a Lifetime...

A Reason, a Season or a Lifetime!


This very special poem has helped others. The author is anonymous.

  When in a relationship, good, bad, business, long term, short term, etc. and the relationship comes to an end, the poem below is a good read. Many times I have suggested these words to someone I care about and have always gotten a positive response.

Just something to think about.




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A Reason, a Season, or a 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 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 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.

When 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.

Author Unknown


  When in a relationship, good, bad, business, long term, short term, etc. and the relationship comes to an end, the poem above is a good read.


                                    Margaret Rome




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Comment balloon 10 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • September 29 2011 02:05AM


I like the poem and its deep meaning to life itself.  Thanks again.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) over 8 years ago

Good  morning, poem puts everything into its proper perspective.....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 8 years ago

From the everyone can teach you a lesson if you are open to learning school.....great words.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 8 years ago

A beautiful peom and one I will show to my daughter as someone recently hurt her very deeply. Thanks for posting it.

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) over 8 years ago

Margaret: What a wonderful poem. Gets you to thinking. I have tried to go back to reestablish a friend of a "season" and it can't be done. Just keep the good memories and move on, and work some more at your lifetime relationships. Even start a new one, since we don't know how long they will last. Hopefull for the rest of our lives.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 8 years ago

Margaret, it's odd that this piece is authored by an unknown writer.  Almost as if the intention was to solidify the heartfelt truth in these words.  Such a great work to share, thank you.

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) over 8 years ago

HI Margaret, That poem is always a good read for many reasons.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - over 8 years ago

Tim, This has been around for a long time...even mentioned on AR a bunch of times.

Barbara, It certainly does.

Sally, Like when the student is ready...the teacher appears.

Hella, You really understand the meaning of this poem.

Barb, Hope this brings a bit of understanding to your daughter's situation. Glad you will share with her.

Kevin, This piece has been helpful on many occasions.

Donna, That poem is always a good read.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 8 years ago

This is definitely one of my favorites Margaret! 

Posted by Karen Bernetti over 8 years ago

Karen, And mine also.

Now sending this to my friend Cheryl.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 8 years ago