May today there be peace within you.

May you trust God
that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities
that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing that you are a child of God.
Let His presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing,
dance, and to bask in the sun.
It is there for each and every one of you.
3
Life does nothing uselessly.
Its mysteries are often difficult to understand
and does not always reveal the answers when questioned;
its mysteries can only be experienced.
1

There are those people who . . . .
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.
                                        Often, they will choose to fade away
                                        as if it never happened,
                                            untouched and unmoved by it all.

        
The prayer you sent up
        has been answered
        and now it is time to move forward.

                Someone like that is in your life for a reason,
                and arrived to meet a need you had expressed. . .

                        the experience cannot be denied
                                yet, although apart, a bond remains . . .
                                        a mystery . . .

At times, other people come into your life
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.
Because some people come into your life
only
for a season . . .
this experience, too, cannot be denied
- a bond remains, though apart:
        another mystery . . .

                                Lifetime relationships
                                teach you lifetime lessons;
                                things you must build upon
                                in order to have a solid emotional
                                and spiritual 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;
                                                        one of the greatest,
                                                                    most joyful mysteries . . .

Often it is only later
that we truly realize that people
- some of whom we may never meet in person -
come into our life for a reason,
sometimes for a season
        and sometimes for a lifetime . . .

                and that it’s only
                when we know which one it is,
                that we will know what to do for that person,
                or what they have done for us.

                        It is said that love is blind
                                but friendship is clairvoyant.
 2


Regardless of whether the people in our lives
are there for a season or a lifetime . . .
they all leave beautiful
footprints on our
        hearts . . .

                and we are
                        never
                           quite the same . . .

        There are no accidents – no mistakes.
        There is no coincidence in the universe;
                there is only synchronicity. . .

                for everything that surrounds us
                        serves a purpose.
                            
Everyone hears what you say.
Friends
listen to what you say.
Best friends
listen  to what you don't say.

Show the people in your life that you love them,
and don't feel embarrassed if some don’t respond,
because ultimately, it is you who gets the resulting benefits
of your feelings, motives and actions . . . whatever they are.

        Whether synchronicty brought you
                for a
season or a lifetime
                - there is always a reason -

        thank you for being a part of my life.
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Credits:
[1] Klaas Tuinman
[2]   Based on
“For A Reason” who’s authorship is disputed;
as it is ascribed to both  Misty Hall and  Brian A. "Drew" Chalker
[3] Irish Blessing  ~Anon

Based on a contribution by Penny Crowe
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be
there, they serve some sort may be: your roommate, neighbor, professor, long lost friend,
lover or even a complete stranger who, when you lock eyes with them, you know that very
moment that they will affect your life in some profound way. And sometimes things happen
those obstacles you would have never realized your potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad    
luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to  
test the limits of your soul.

Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a
smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.
   Safe and comfortable; but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life and the successes and downfalls you experience,
they are the ones who create who you are. Even the bad experiences can be learned from,
those lessons are the hardest and probably the most important ones.

   If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them,
   for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance
   of being cautious to who you open your heart to.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but
because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would
have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you  
possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.

Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen, let yourself fall in love,
break free and set your sights high.

Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual  
and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you
either.

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.
~Unknown
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MorningStar Inspirations
From Dawn Cove Abbey
Roadside Assistance For Your Journey Through Life
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From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2019
For A Reason