It is true ya know…there are seasons in life for different things, people, friends, relationships, attitudes etc. In my mind, I picture a version of myself walking forward with different people and different things revolving around me as I move forward. I take things from each person…like a lesson, a thought, a way of doing something, or something as simple as a product, from those who have come into my life and out of my life too. Each person brings a little of themselves into my life and when they exit, they leave part of themselves behind. Sometimes it is a big thing, sometimes not. It doesn’t matter. It just happens. People come in and out of your life for a reason. Some seasons last a lifetime and some seasons are over in the blink of an eye. I also believe that we don’t just have one season going on in our lives, we have several of them revolving around us at one time.
I used to get angry or hurt when things didn’t work out the way that I wanted them to, but I don’t anymore because over the years I have realized that everything happens the way it is supposed to. If I think about it, each person (or season) has taught me a valuable lesson about life…what to do…what not to do…what I like…what I want and don’t want. Sometimes it has been an introduction or a seed that gets planted for the future me. Regardless, this realization has taught me to look for the greater meaning in the relationship or incident versus focusing on the minutia. What have I learned from this?
Just looking back through the over 18,000 pictures in my phone…seasons of life, death, happiness, sadness, heartbreak, laughter…it is all there. Seasons.
My current seasons are many…great happiness and gratitude. Love (which I expect will continue to last my lifetime). Deep friendships. Success in my career. Great relationship with God. Thinking back though on everything that has happened before this, I see pieces of all of my other seasons still with me, making me the version of myself that I am today.
So…thank you seasons!
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