Monday, December 31, 2007

A Reason ~ A Season ~ A Lifetime

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A Reason ~ A Season ~A Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that 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.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime. Sweet Guardian Angel watch over all we love, and let them know we think about them always.

My favorite thousand flowers

Welcome to my blog!

I am beginning this blog as a way to savor the days, add to my knowledge, and to enjoy living life "out loud."

Here, in Mille Fiori Favoriti, I hope to add to my Favorite Thousand Flowers --the translation of the name of my blog from Italian to English -- with, perhaps, a thousand blog posts of interest? Who knows where the journey will lead?

Why did I give my blog an Italian name? I guess it's because everything in Italian sounds so romantic and beautiful, and I'd like to think of my life that way. Being married to an Italian husband helps!

If you happen to stumble upon or be invited here by me, I hope you find something interesting to pick up and add to your bouquet of life!

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