I got this idea from another blogger today, and actually, I have been thinking hard on how to say "Thank you" to a few friends who have recently come into my life, but have showed me in the short time that I have gotten to know them, what truly makes a friend.
There is an old poem/saying, that has been circulating for quite awhile, but I have it posted on my wall at work... this hits home everytime I read it....
People come into your life for a reason, season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.
Its is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance & 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 inconveinient 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 & 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
Beacause your turn has come to share, grow, or learn, these friends bring you experience of peace, or make you laugh. They teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelieveable amount of joy. But only for a season.
These 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 clairvoyant.
So thank you to all my friends through out my life, for those that have taught me valuable lessons, have been there to hold my hand when I needed direction, held my head and wiped away my tears. Found their way into my guarded heart and have stayed there through the good, bad and the ugly.
I will never be able to truly thank you, but you know who you are and please know.. that to me you are there for me for a Lifetime... and I hope you will always be there.
I love you..