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.
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,
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
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.  

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
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.
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.
[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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