Life Cycle

The older I get, the more I realize that people come and go. The people you don’t think will ever leave you, will leave you. The people you call best friend will one day become a stranger. The people who promise to never leave your side, will leave your side. Of course, I am not perfect and I have backed down on my promises and have drifted away from some people. But it makes me wonder, why does life have to be like this? I’ve stumbled upon a quote that I find to summarize life so well.

“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 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.”

-Unknown

I’ve been heartbroken so many times whenever some special in my life have left. It doesn’t help that I’m the type of person that gets attached easily. Just within the past few months, two major changes happened in my life that made me realize how much I need to stand on my own and not depend on anyone for happiness or contentment in life. It hurts to loose a friend but life goes on. We will meet new people, and there will come a time when those new friends will become strangers again, and the cycle goes on. I think now, I’ve been managing pretty well on my own. I have no one that I’m leaning on. I am standing strong. However, nights like this when I see my friends hanging out with their friends, I can’t help but feel a bit jealous that I’m not there but instead, I’m writing a blog post about loosing friends. It’s okay though! I don’t feel that a lot anymore compared to before. What keeps me happy about life is music. Music is my best friend. The one thing that will never leave and the one thing that is steady, apart from God, of course. Life can throw problems at me left and right, and I know I will be okay. God has a purpose for everything and His plans are better than my own. Everything that I’ve gone through and the people I have encountered in my life, whether they’re here with me now or not, made me the person I am today. Life goes on and the sooner we realize that, the happier we will be about life regardless of the obstacles we come face to face with.

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