Best friends are awesome, right?! Sometimes we luck out and have the same best friend our whole life…but sometimes friends come and go…and that’s okay too. I’m sure you’ve probably heard this explanation before…but it’s always a good reminder….
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.
Then 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.
I’m still in the process of trying to restock my Etsy shop. I can’t remember a time when it’s been this low on inventory…but hey, a fresh start, right?! This Best Friends book is my most recent addition. I’m hoping to add a bunch of books this week so stay tuned. I have some NEW, never before seen in my shop items almost ready to list too!! Oh, and as always….custom orders happily accepted through email (apicketfencelife at gmail dot com) or through the “convo” feature in my Etsy shop.
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Oh…and for those of you who are counting (LIKE ME!)….SPRING is 21 days away…… :)